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Resource Guide:
Theatre Makeup

Websites and Digital Archives

The following websites are librarian-evaluated to provide trustworthy information for your topic. They include digitized collections connected to your topic.

Subject Headings

Subject headings are selected terms to represent a topic. Searching subject headings in the library catalog will bring the most complete list of results. Below are some example subject headings. More subject headings can be located in the red books at the reference desk.

  • Theatrical makeup
  • Theatrical prosthetic makeup
  • Theatrical costume
  • Makeup artists
  • Film makeup
  • Television makeup
  • Face painting
  • Costume
  • Cosmetics

Research Databases

The following databases are specifically useful for your topic. You can search them individually on the databases page.

Online Journals

The following journals supply articles to the library’s databases. You can see if a specific journal supplies articles to our databases by searching the journal title on the library journal page.

  • Stage Directions
  • Back Stage
  • TCI: Theatre Crafts International
  • Quarterly Journal of Speech
  • Theatre Design and Technology (TD&T)

Print Materials at the Von Canon Library

Below are some selected materials in the library with their shelving locations. Browsing in the listed areas of the library will help you find more materials for your topic.

Title Call Number
Stage MakeupPN 2068 .C818 2000
Stage makeup : the actor's complete step-by-step guide to today's techniques and materialsPN 2068 .T48 1999
Period Make-up for the Stage: step-by-stepPN 2068 .S62 1997
The toilet in ancient and modern times; with a review of the different theories of beauty and copious allied information, social, hygienic, and medical.RA 778 .C736
Costume, Makeup, and HaireBook
Imaging the Role: Makeup as a Stage in CharacterizationeBook