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Examining the difference between language in purposely crafted performance and language used every day
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According to film maker Alfred Hitchcock (1980), a good film is when the price of the dinner, the theatre admission and the babysitter were worth it. Films, musicals, dramas and theatre performances are all considered art and people will usually pay for watching an art performance. With the price attached to the performance, there will definitely be a difference between language in purposely crafted performance and language used every day although the script for both is the same. The crafted performance language is more audience-centered and contains features like including significant emphases in the speech, presenting attention-grabbing incident first and few hesitations in speech and these maintains the interest of the audience. The money and time one fork out to watch a performance is definitely worth it when the performance brings out 'life' from his or her favourite novel. Consider the popular novel or story "The phantom of the opera". Would you prefer reading the book or watching it staged at the esplanade theatre? I believe everyone would prefer to watch the novel being staged if given a chance. There are significant differences between stories as written text and stories as performance. The effects created by the actors in the
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