What are the advantages and disadvantages of drama in literature?

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The live aspect of theatre is, perhaps, its greatest virtue. The immediacy inherent in performance offers a visceral experience that ignites the imagination while also playing to the senses, simultaneously.

This dynamic is not true of written language which plays to the senses through the imagination. 

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I don't think you can say one is better than the other. A writer can do more to appeal to a reader's imagination, but stage actors can relate to an audience physically and through live dialogue. If pressed, I'd have to say I prefer prose because the writer can share so much of his own thought process.

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Actors are interpreting.  Acting is all about interpretation, and the actors may not have the same interpretation you do.  This would be a disadvantage, I suppose.  On the other hand, I think it is good to get a different perspective.  You should be open to new ideas, because it gives you an additional experience.

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