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Unformatted text preview: Their playful exchanges on stage created vital character development that made the roles of all the characters come to life. However, the performance would have been exponentially better had it been live, simply because watching it on DVD turns the invisible 4 th wall between the performers and audience, into an impenetrable physical wall. . For example, while watching a performance on a television screen, you have limited view of the stage and can only physically watch whatever the screen is showing. In contrast, at a live performance you have the ability to observe character interaction that may be occurring in the back of the stage. There is also a feeling the coincides with dressing up, going out to dinner with good company, and enjoying not only the performance, but the entire evening that is completely lost when one simply watches the performance on a television....
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2009 for the course MUS 15 taught by Professor Johnson during the Winter '07 term at UCSB.
- Winter '07