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Wall Slump

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Formerly "Sinking to the Ground," "Wall Slide"

Mount, mount, my soul! thy seat is up on high;
Whilst my gross flesh sinks downward, here to die.
--Richard II, V.v

A classic way to show someone is dying. They are shot, stabbed, poisoned, etc.. They back up, then hit a wall, and then sink slowly to the ground. A line of blood trailing down the wall is customary.

Can also be used just to show a character is in shock or depressed (generally without the trail of blood).

This is commonly used in theatre, because it's a good visual cue for the audience.

Compare Slow Motion Fall.


  • Page quote from Richard II, after the former king of England is stabbed by conspirators.
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