greasepaint


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greasepaint

1. a waxy or greasy substance used as make-up by actors
2. theatrical make-up

greasepaint

[′grēs‚pānt]
(materials)
Makeup made of melted tallow or grease used by theatrical performers.
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Charmed by its playful costumes and clowning Christ, we are seduced by Godspell's parable and find ourselves lovingly tricked by a jesting God who has snuck beneath our defenses disguised in greasepaint.
It was like we'd smeared black greasepaint on our faces.
Alighting on the issue of authenticity, critics and polemicists have scratched away at the greasepaint of stardom, eager to see what emerged from behind the "black mask.
COVENTRY' TRY'TR S business community donned their greasepaint and wigs to raise money for the Belgrade's Give The Gift of Theatre Campaign.
There is some exquisite orchestral playing and a fine chorus but the smell of the greasepaint and roar of the crowd are muted.
Expect a lively, humorous, and entertaining talk that recreates the smell of the greasepaint and the roar of the crowd, recalling memories from both sides of the footlights.
DERMOT Weld has not had too many runners in the National, but he did send out Greasepaint to be second in successive years in the 1980s.
40 Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir H'cap Chase 3miles 1 1/2furlongs ANOTHER race in which the Irish have a poor record with no success since Greasepaint scored for Michael Cunningham in 1983, but Donald McCain has targeted this event for Ballabriggs who will shoulder top weight.
I want people to take notice of me as an actor," says the girl whose childhood dream was always to don greasepaint and face the camera.
I well remember Ben de Haan and Corbiere beating Greasepaint in 1983.
But behind the greasepaint, real-life dramas are being played out among the soldiers who never fired a shot in anger, except across the footlights.
Which cosmetics company made Supreme Greasepaint, designed specifically for the film industry in the early 20th century?