Painted Faces on the Renaissance Stage: Moral Significance of Face-Painting Conventions (Hardback)Annette Drew-Bear (author)
Hardback 139 Pages / Published: 01/06/1994
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This book shows how the painted face functions as a theatrical signal in Renaissance drama. Explaining the connection between red, white, and black make-up and sexual sin, devilish corruption, and poison, the author surveys how play wrights used face-paint in tragedy to express a wide range of corruption and in comedy to exploit the bawdy meanings of fucus.
Publisher: Associated University Presses
Number of pages: 139
Weight: 390 g
Edition: Illustrated edition
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