Chapter 4 Beards
MAKING A GOATEE
In the University of Central Florida production of Pippin, Mark Brotherton played double roles: King Charles and Grandma Bertha. The beard made a distinctive difference between these two roles. When the actor wore the beard, he portrayed a powerful king (Figure 4-1); beardless, he was a beautiful and kind grandmother.
Figure 4-1 Costume design for Pippin.
PROCEDURE FOR MAKING A GOATEE
• Fine flesh-toned ventilating lace
• Ventilating needle
• Beard block
• Poly stuffing or cotton balls
• Narrow twill tape
• Scotch tape
• Plastic wrap
• Hair (human or synthetic; naturally curly ...