breaking the fourth wall


New Member
US- English
I'd like to know if there is a french equivalent of the English phrase, "breaking the fourth wall". If anybody know, please let me know, too.

  • jann

    English - USA
    Welcome, angel_dragontamer! :)

    This native English speaker, for one, doesn't know the expression "breaking the fouth wall." :eek:
    Could you please provide a definition, or use the expression in a full sentence for context? This would help us to find a translation. ;)


    Senior Member
    France, French
    As the Wiki article refers to Brecht, I think it's part of his method which is called, as a whole, "distanciation". They describe several ways of achieving it, for instance to address the audience directly.


    Senior Member
    U.S. English
    "Supprimer le quatrième mur" is what was given as the translation in the Wiki article referenced.
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