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Imaging the Role: Makeup as a Stage in Characterization
by Jenny Egan
Southern Illinois University Press, 1992
Paper: 978-0-8093-1507-9 | eISBN: 978-0-8093-8453-2
Library of Congress Classification PN2068.E35 1991
Dewey Decimal Classification 792.027

ABOUT THIS BOOK | AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY
ABOUT THIS BOOK
 Concerned as much with acting as it is with makeup, this work illuminates every actor’ s quest for character— starting with a search for clues concealed in the script. Yet few actors fully understand the bond between a character’ s psyche and physical appearance, and makeup classes seldom give the subject the attention it deserves.



Jenny Egan draws on her extensive experience to provide detailed instructions supported by clear illustrations for sculpting the face with paint, putty, and prostheses. She enlivens her instruction with personal anecdotes from her work on Broadway, television, and films with notables George C. Scott, Rip Torn, Maureen Stapleton, and Joseph Papp.


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