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Unformatted text preview: and non-English roots, however, it has an unmatched ability to captivate one’s attention, particularly if it were to integrate issues more ubiquitous with modern life. Although there is typically a fourth wall between the performers and the audience at an opera performance, a television screen is infinitely thicker. For example, while watching a performance on a television screen, you have limited view of the stage and can only physically watch one actor. In contrast, at a live performance you have the ability to observe subtle 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