Relationship of the Medium to the Performance, Table


medium nature of presentation type of material

rostrum visible, audible per- oratory, preaching,
formance by a single recital; the speech,
person sermon, song, reading,
monologue, monodrama
live theatre; visible, audible per- drama, opera, ballet,
concert hall formance by a group revue, circus, etc.,
or company with or without music;
the concert
motion pictures visible, but not audible mimed drama with titles,
(silent) performance presented documentary presentation,
by means of cinemat- news record, or animated
ograph projection film; presented with
"live" sound (music,
motion pictures visible, audible per- original screenplays or
(sound) formance presented material adapted from
by means of a theatrical, fictional,
cinematograph pro- or other sources; ac-
jection cording to degree of
adaptation, the sound
film supervenes on the
form of its source,
making something new;
also news, factual, and
documentary material
sound radio audible but not visible the whole range of human
broadcast performance activity, from the news
bulletin, report, com-
mentary, discussion,
talk, or actuality re-
cording to the complete
cycle of the audible arts—
story and poetry reading,
drama and documentary,
music and opera, including
material specially created
for the medium
television visible and audible includes all of the above,
broadcast performance but seen as well as heard

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