Saturday, December 5, 2015

"No Fourth Wall" Play

a writeup about Shelley from 1990

From 1989 to 1990, Shelley appeared in Tamara, a play by John Krizanc about the painter Tamara de Lempicka and her historical meeting with Gabriele D'Annunzio at his villa at Gardone Riviera. She played Luisa Baccara, a character "who starts out crazy and gets crazier" according to her. The play was different because it had no "fourth wall", a theater term that means the imaginary "wall" at the front of the stage through which the audience sees the action in the world of the play. So that means audience members could follow any cast member as this play was going on. And Shelley had a lot of fun doing  this one.

a writeup about Shelley from 1990