|Main Entry:||aesthetic distance|
|Part of Speech:||n|
|Definition:||the physical placement of a performance so that the perspective of the audience is aesthetic and objective|
|Example:||Aesthetic distance permits objective response even in the face of subjective experiences.|
the frame of reference that an artist creates by the use of technical devices in and around the work of art to differentiate it psychologically from reality. German playwright Bertolt Brecht built his dramatic theory known in English as the alienation effect to accomplish aesthetic distance.
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