Ad blocker interference detected!
Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers
Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.
While there are several differences, the major one is how each is produced:
Movies are shot over a number of weeks with a pre-determined budget. If a performance isn't living up to the director's expectations, scenes can be re-shot as many times as the director desires. When the movie fits the director's vision, it can be edited together and special effects added.
On the other hand, a play is rehearsed over a set number of days (or weeks), and then performed live, in front of an audience, in real time. Unlike movies, there are no "second chances" in live theater: if an actor flubs a line, or something happens on stage that shouldn't (for example, a prop falling onto the floor in the middle of an actor's line), the action can't stop and the scene performed again – the show most continue regardless of any mistakes.