Influence of Metatheatre

A discussion on the popularity of metatheatre in film or television and whether it is used to create commentary on a particular subject or used to enhance the entertainment experience of the genre being depicted. For example, the tv cult comedy Community uses metatheatre frequently through Abed’s character and is mainly employed for parody and humor.

  • Supernatural (also tv) has many elements which are specifically meta. Far from being a comedic aside, 4th-wall-breaking is a major component of the overall plot of the show. – Monique 7 years ago
  • Would The Avengers series be eligible? The humour revolves around the ridiculousness of each pressing situation. – Thomas Munday 7 years ago

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