Story Reception

Four stages in the transmission of message from Author to Audience: Storyforming, StoryEncoding, StoryWeaving, and Story Reception. The Author maintains control over the first three, but abdicates the last. The quality of the theater and its sound system, the mood of the Audience, and the general level of distractions and interruptions can limit or weaken the Reception of the Author's intended message. Best not worry about something you have no control over.