Journals Higher Education



06 July 2006

232 Pages | 17 B/W illustrations

ISBN: 9780748619931

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Cosmetics in Shakespearean and Renaissance Drama

Farah Karim-Cooper

Published by Edinburgh University Press

  • The only in-depth study of cosmetic culture and its visual representation on the Renaissance stage
  • Provides original views of Shakespearean and Renaissance drama by examining its preoccupation with cosmetic ingredients, metaphors and the staging of painted beauty
  • offers insight into Renaissance women's cosmetic practice by uncovering a wide range of ingredients, methods and materials used in the construction of cosmetics
  • Includes numerous cosmetic recipes found in early modern printed books, never before published in a modern edition"