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"fourth wall bashing"

German translation: Niederreissen der vierten Wand

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English term or phrase:Fourth wall bashing
German translation:Niederreissen der vierten Wand
Entered by: Dierk Seeburg
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11:05 Feb 26, 2001
English to German translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
English term or phrase: "fourth wall bashing"
Hi all,
i completely fail to understand the meaning of "fourth wall bashing" in the following context:

"here I must add that I am determined to break that image of viewer and the ARTIST, because we all create the work together in a sense...the famous "fourth wall bashing" is crucial to me in the way we view theater, painting, all arts"

Any help is highly appreciated!
Best wishes, Silvia
Silvia Sinha
Local time: 19:35
Niederreissen der vierten Wand
Explanation:
The fourth wall is a term used in acting: it is an "invisible, imagined, or implied wall through which the audience sees the performance."
Fourth wall bashing refers to breaking down the barrier between the artist (actor/painter/etc.) and the audience/viewer/etc.
A translation I would suggest reads like this: "Hier muss ich hinzufügen, daß ich entschlossen bin, das Bild des Zuschauers und des Künstlers zu zerstören, weil wir alle das Werk zusammen schaffen...das berühmte "Niederreissen der vierten Wand" ist für mich entscheidend dafür, wie wir Theater, Malerei, alle Künste betrachten".

Cheerio,
Dierk

<http://home.t-online.de/home/theaterdilldopp/resonanz.htm>...
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Dierk Seeburg
Local time: 11:35
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Thanks a lot. Now, I see things clear!
Best wishes , Silvia
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nadas Zertrümmern der berühmten Trennwand (zwischen Publikum und Künstler)Uschi (Ursula) Walke
naNiederreissen der vierten Wand
Dierk Seeburg


  

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41 mins
Niederreissen der vierten Wand


Explanation:
The fourth wall is a term used in acting: it is an "invisible, imagined, or implied wall through which the audience sees the performance."
Fourth wall bashing refers to breaking down the barrier between the artist (actor/painter/etc.) and the audience/viewer/etc.
A translation I would suggest reads like this: "Hier muss ich hinzufügen, daß ich entschlossen bin, das Bild des Zuschauers und des Künstlers zu zerstören, weil wir alle das Werk zusammen schaffen...das berühmte "Niederreissen der vierten Wand" ist für mich entscheidend dafür, wie wir Theater, Malerei, alle Künste betrachten".

Cheerio,
Dierk

<http://home.t-online.de/home/theaterdilldopp/resonanz.htm>...


    Reference: http://www.fourthwallscrim.com/
    My own acting classes
Dierk Seeburg
Local time: 11:35
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 130
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Thanks a lot. Now, I see things clear!
Best wishes , Silvia
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48 mins
das Zertrümmern der berühmten Trennwand (zwischen Publikum und Künstler)


Explanation:
can't find this famous term anywhere.
I just imagine that viewers and artist(s) or artifacts are in different rooms.They could still communicate from three-walled rooms,
but the fourth wall seperates them completely.
Bashing is not demolishing, of course.
I prefer Abbau der berühmten Trennwand,
but that' not what it says either.


    xxx
Uschi (Ursula) Walke
Local time: 04:35
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 175
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