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.The fourth wall refers to the imaginary "wall" at the front of the stage in a traditional three-walled box set in a proscenium theatre, through which the audience sees the action in the world of the play.^ The fourth wall is imaginary and it is the wall that starts right there at the end of the stage.
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^ The "Fourth Wall" is the imaginary wall that LITERALLY separates the performance from the audience.
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^ The fourth wall is generally found in the presence of a stage or theatre, where theres an imaginary/fictional wall separating the audience from the world that's playing out on the stage.
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[1][2] .The term, which was made explicit by Denis Diderot and spread in nineteenth century theatre with the advent of theatrical realism,[3] is also extended to refer to the imaginary boundary between any fictional work and its audience.^ "The term applies to the boundary between any fictional setting and its audience.
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^ Found this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fourth_wall "While the origin of the term cannot be confirmed, the concept is generally presumed to have begun in the twentieth century with the advent of theatrical realism."
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^ Throughout the history of the theatre the wall has been overseen, smashed down or expanded according to the effects intended on the communication between audience and actors [ 6 ].
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.The presence of the fourth wall is an established convention of fiction and drama, which has led some artists to draw direct attention to it for dramatic or comedic effect.^ The naturalistic theatre's fourth wall made it possible for the actors to behave onstage as they would in a real room in real life, and the audience could observe the fiction "as if" they were observing real life [ 5 ].
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^ Finally, for some ridiculous fourth wall breaks, check out Pac-Man Adventures on the SNES. .
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^ Fourth Wall Studios, led by Stewart, wrote the first draft and then it got passed back and forth between Staten and Fourth Wall.
  • How Fourth Wall Studios hid an artistic radio drama inside Halo 3:ODST | VentureBeat 24 January 2010 18:35 UTC games.venturebeat.com [Source type: General]

.When this boundary is "broken", for example by an actor onstage speaking to the audience directly, or doing the same through the camera in a film or television program, it is called "breaking the fourth wall."^ Why do we always have to break through the fourth wall?"
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^ The fourth wall is transparent for the audience, opaque for the actors.
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^ What these guys are doing is helping me break the fourth wall.
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[1][4]
.The technique of breaking the fourth wall, also referred to as an "aside", can be seen in various television programs, especially situation comedies such as the George Burns and Gracie Allen Show, in animated cartoons such as those featuring Bugs Bunny and Huckleberry Hound, and in films such as those of the Marx Brothers (where Groucho frequently speaks directly to the audience).^ The "fourth wall" is the remaining side of the square, situated directly between audience and stage.
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^ Update: For reference, breaking the fourth wall essentially means talking to the audience.
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^ Rather than directly referring to breaking the fourth wall, she only says, "Hee hee...
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.Although prominent in comedy, it is also used in dramatic presentations as well: Eugene O'Neill's play Strange Interlude is one example where a character speaks his innermost thoughts directly to the viewer.^ In the comics, this is a character that talks TO his voice-over thought panels in addition to using them.
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^ For example, if one rich person wanted to use the company helicopter to aerate the ponds on his properties, and the other rich people on his board of directors thought this a sensible thing to do, then he could go ahead and do it without any serious repercussions.
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^ Such interactions are easier in contemporary plays, although Kevin Spacey managed one in The Iceman Cometh , set in 1912.
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.The acceptance of the transparency of the fourth wall is part of the suspension of disbelief between a fictional work and an audience, allowing them to enjoy the fiction as if they were observing real events.^ This wall is transparent, so that the audience may voyeuristically observe the events of the play, entrenched in their suspension of disbelief, understanding and enjoying their position as invisible onlooker.
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^ The fourth wall is transparent for the audience, opaque for the actors.
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^ The naturalistic theatre's fourth wall made it possible for the actors to behave onstage as they would in a real room in real life, and the audience could observe the fiction "as if" they were observing real life [ 5 ].
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[2] .Although the critic Vincent Canby described it in 1987 as "that invisible screen that forever separates the audience from the stage,"[5] postmodern art forms frequently either do away with it entirely, or make use of various framing devices to manipulate it in order to emphasize or de-emphasize certain aspects of the production, according to the artistic desires of the work's creator.^ Because the stage would generally have a wall at the back and both sides, this concept involves the actors becoming involved with the audience who are at the front, which can be considered an invisible wall, making it the fourth one.
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^ We can shoot on a live background or green screen to create exactly the look you desire.
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^ By breaking the fourth wall and addressing the audience directly from the stage, he was one step closer to the 'de-involvement' he wanted to achieve: .
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Fifth wall

.The term "fifth wall" has been used as a extension of the fourth wall concept to refer to the "invisible wall between critics or readers and theatre practitioners."^ Use Fourth Wall global channel.
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^ He often breaks the fourth wall, speaking to the camera, entering peoples' stories, and even using animation.
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^ The remove of the fourth wall opens up for a possible communication between everybody in the room.
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[6] .This conception led to a series of workshops at the Globe Theatre in 2004 designed to help break the fifth wall.^ The idea and concept for the club comes from @Blackdove aka Wild Thyme who has also designed the interior (with the kind help of Doctor Temporis).
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^ I hate the whole 'Breaking the 4th Wall" concept.
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^ When it comes to theatre, when an actor looks directly at the screen or references the audience in ANY way, they are "breaking the fourth wall".
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[7] .The term has also been used to refer to "that semi-porous membrane that stands between individual audience members during a shared experience".[8] In media, the television set has been described metaphorically as a fifth wall because of how it allows a person to see beyond the traditional four walls of a room.^ "The term applies to the boundary between any fictional setting and its audience.
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^ The invention of claim 2 wherein said frame comprises a pair of vertical frame members disposed along each end of said wall panel and a pair of horizontal frame members extending between and connected with said vertical frame members.
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^ When moderator took timeout, the wall moved from the traditional theatre position, where the wall was transparent for the audience, to a totally new position where the wall functioned as a soundproof and opaque wall between the patient/actress on the one side and all the others in the room on the other side (Figure 2 ).
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[9][10] .A different usage of the term has described the fifth wall as the screen on which images are projected in shadow theatre.^ Location 1 , the traditional theatre location, is the only part of the training model identical to the naturalistic theatre's use of the fourth wall as described by Jullien.
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^ When it comes to theatre, when an actor looks directly at the screen or references the audience in ANY way, they are "breaking the fourth wall".
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See also

References

  1. ^ a b Bell, Elizabeth S. (2008), Theories of Performance, Los Angeles: Sage, pp. 303, ISBN 9781412926379 .
  2. ^ a b Wallis, Mick; Shepherd, Simon (1998), Studying plays, London: Arnold, pp. 214, ISBN 0340731567 .
  3. ^ "The Fourth Wall and the Third Space" by John Stevenson, creator or Playback Theatre.
  4. ^ Abelman, Robert (1998), Reaching a critical mass: a critical analysis of television entertainment, Mahwah, N.J.: L. Erlbaum Associates, pp. 8–11, ISBN 0805821996 .
  5. ^ Canby, Vincent (June 28, 1987), "Film view: sex can spoil the scene", New York Times: A.17, http://www.nytimes.com/1987/06/28/movies/film-view-sex-can-spoil-the-scene.html, retrieved July 3, 2007 .
  6. ^ Hunte, Lynette; Lichtenfels, Peter (2005), Shakespeare, Language, and the Stage, London: Arden Shakespeare, p. 1, ISBN 1904271499 .
  7. ^ Knowles, Richard Paul (2006), "Shakespeare, Language and the Stage, The Fifth Wall: Approaches to Shakespeare from Criticism, Performance and Theatre Studies (review)", Shakespeare Quarterly 57 (2): 235–237, doi:10.1353/shq.2006.0060 .
  8. ^ Davenport, G.; Agamanolis, S.; Barry, B.; Bradley, B. & Brooks, K. (2000), "Synergistic storyscapes and constructionist cinematic sharing", IBM Systems Journal .
  9. ^ Newcomb, Horace (2004), Encyclopedia of Television (2nd ed.), New York: Fitzroy Dearborn, ISBN 1579583946 .
  10. ^ Koepnick, Lutz P. (2007), Framing Attention: Windows on Modern German Culture, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, ISBN 0801884896 .
  11. ^ Kent, Lynne (2005), Breaking the Fifth Wall: Enquiry into Contemporary Shadow Theatre, Queensland University of Technology Creative Industries Faculty .

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