Suspension of Disbelief

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Suspension of disbelief


Suspension of disbelief is a dramatic convention justifying the use of unrealistic stories. It is when you put aside our doubt or skepticism for the sake of a good story, even if the story is unrealistic or full of nonsense, and allow yourself imagination to drift with the story.

For example, suspension of disbelief in Shakespeare is that a character can move downstage to deliver a soliloquy which cannot be heard by the other characters on stage. The other example could be seen in a musical, when the characters are not surprised by another character bursting into song.

*Dramatic convention: the specific actions or techniques the actor, writer or director has employed to create a desired dramatic effect/style.



“Suspension of Disbelief.” Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 24 Aug. 2014. Web. 28 Aug. 2014. <;

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