Cosmetics in Shakespearean and Renaissance Drama

Cosmetics in Shakespearean and Renaissance Drama

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This original study examines how the plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries dramatise the cultural preoccupation with cosmetics. Farah Karim-Cooper analyses contemporary tracts that address the then-contentious issue of cosmetic practice and identifies a 'culture of cosmetics', which finds its visual identity on the Renaissance stage. She also examines cosmetic recipes and their relationship to drama as well as to the construction of early modern identities.... civet, ambergris, mercury, white lead, quicksilver, egg whites and shells, crumbs of bread, almonds, milk, rosewater, storax, ... aloe, labdanum, poppyseed oil, ground jawbones of a hog or lamb, benzoin (resin from an aromatic tree), rosemary, honey, ... Flowers of glass, of thistles, rosemarine, Raw honey, mustard -seed, and bread dough-baked, The crumbs oa#39; bread, ... steeped or wet in Almond milke, a pound of the marrow of a Calfe.98 The use of edible ingredients, such as meat, anbsp;...

Title:Cosmetics in Shakespearean and Renaissance Drama
Author:Farah Karim-Cooper
Publisher:Edinburgh University Press - 2006-07-06


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