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There is an unending debate on the effect of live performance and recorded performances played to a certain audience. The development of various propositions put forward by literary scholars over this debate can also be used to question the impact of reading aloud sessions performed live or recorded and presented before children. Ledger and Merga (2018) begins by noting that there is a huge difference between the two modes of presentation in terms of performance-audience relationship, the personal exchange, and even the experience of the audience. Renowned author and scholar Philip Auslander (2008) attempts to outline these differences in presentation noting that these aspects are ‘the chemistry and magic which gives theatre it’s special qualities.’ There is a need to note that the findings of various scholars identified in the scholarship and outlined in this literature review draw compare the theatrical scene to a typical reading aloud session.