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Stage Makeup - Richard Corson


Price: $74.95
Item Number: 1833
Manufacturer: Taylor&Francis
Manufacturer Part No: 9780367183325

Widely referred to as the "bible of stage makeup," the timely revision of this classic text addresses principles and techniques in the use of makeup for the contemporary performer.

This extensive exploration of the application and use of stage makeup and makeup for a variety of performance venues covers all aspects in detail and contains over 1000 photographs, drawings, and diagrams demonstrating step-by-step procedures. Thoroughly updated and revised, this classic text remains accurate and comprehensive, providing information from which all readers – whether students new to the field or seasoned, professional makeup artists – will benefit.

New to this edition:


Updated full-color photography throughout

Expanded information on makeup design and application

48 new step-by-step instructions in color

Expanded chapter on modeling with highlights and shadows

New chapter on cross-gender makeup

New instruction on making dentures, noses, and face casting

New instructions for creating zombies, animals, aging effects, and trauma

Expanded information on makeup for television and film

Up-to-date information on Special Effects makeup

Up-to-date information on prosthetic makeup

Updated chapters on facial hair and wigs

Updated resources for products, advanced training, and health and safety



Richard Corson
 (late) was the author of several fashion and makeup books. He taught courses in theatrical makeup in several colleges across the United States. In 1972 he received the Founders Award (International Thespian Society) "in recognition of distinguished contributions to theatre and youth." His name is perhaps the most well-recognized in the industry.

James Glavan isProfessor of Costume Technology and Makeup at the University of Texas at Austin. He has worked at many of the great opera, ballet, and theatre companies in the US, including the Santa Fe Opera, Seattle Opera, Minnesota Opera, Boston Opera, the Gunthrie Theatre, Hartford Stage, and the Hartford Ballet. For many years he worked as a puppet builder at Jim Henson Productions, Inc. in New York. Internationally, he has taught costume, makeup, and animatronics in Taipei, Taiwan; Hong Kong; San Jose, Costa Rica; Shanghai, China; Medellin, Colombia; and Moscow, Russia.

Beverly Gore Norcross received her MFA in Costume Design from California State University, Fullerton. She freelanced in Los Angeles with IATSE Locals 705 and 768. Her academic posts have included Purdue University, San Joaquin Delta College and California State University, Fullerton. She has won a Daytime Emmy Certificate, American College Theatre Festival Award, and an Elly Award. Beverly is currently at Western Nevada College, IATSE Local 363, and her studio BelleVue Designs.