My project here-analyzing the situation of live performance in a mediatized culture-has entailed documenting many of the ways in which mediatization impinges upon live events. Almost all live performances now incorporate the technology of reproduction, at the very least in the use of electric ampliﬁcation, and sometimes to the point where they are hardly live at all. But the inﬂuence of mediatization on live events is not simply a matter of equipment. Some live performances, such as certain Broadway plays, many concerts, and most sports events, are now literally made for television: the live event itself is shaped to the demands of mediatization. Others, like Madonna’s concerts and Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, recreate mediatized performances in a live setting. Still others, such as the Nashville Opera’s Roméo et Juliette, seek to make the live event resemble mediatized forms.