Date of Award


Document Type



Theatre Arts

First Reader

Professor Dennis Holt


Theatrical make-up is the art of transformation of the actor's appearance. It is used for the purpose of creating artistic representations on the stage and screen, according to the conception of the author of the play; according to the style of the setting; according to the laws of the stage or screen; in harmony with the facial expression and physical building of the actor; and by means of special paints and plastic applications such as wigs, false beards, moustaches, nose putty, etc. The transformation of the appearance of an actor should not be limited to his face on hairdress, though, but must also include the transformation of the other parts of his body, such as the throat, breast, hands, and so on.



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