Fourth Wall

The fourth wall is 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 idea of the fourth wall was made explicit by philosopher and critic Denis Diderot and spread in 19th-century theatre with the advent of theatrical realism, which extended the idea to the imaginary boundary between any fictional work and its audience.
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  • Do You Know the New Rules of Visual Commerce?

    … of the player box. Different types of visual media—video, spin photography, and interactive elements—rarely mixed. Each type was to be displayed in its own player or in a legacy platform that kept the different media players separate. The fourth wall was rarely broken. Visual elements waited patiently for a click of permission rather than…

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