Cosmetics in Shakespearean and Renaissance Drama

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Published in 2006, paperback in 2012 and a revised edition in 2019, this study examines how the plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries dramatise the Renaissance preoccupation with cosmetics. It explores the contentious issue of female beauty and identifies a 'culture of cosmetics'. It also examines recipes and anti-cosmetic literature focusing on their relationship to gender, race, politics and beauty.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
PublisherEdinburgh: Edinburgh University Press
Number of pages202
Publication statusPublished - 2006


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