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This week's theme: words from theater.
fourth wall (forth wol) noun
The imaginary wall between the stage and the audience.
[From the idea of a stage as a box open on one side through which the audience sees the action. The term is also used as a metaphor for the boundary between fiction and reality.]
-Anu Garg (words at wordsmith.org)
"The comedy breaks the fourth wall to include audience members in a school spelling bee populated by odd characters." Clintons Attend Broadway's 'Spelling Bee' and Get Laughs; AP (New York); Jun 1, 2007.
Which of us is not forever a stranger and alone? -Thomas Wolfe, novelist (1900-1938)