I'm writing a literature analysis essay on a play and was wondering which word I would use to describe the people viewing/reading the play.

I'm used to the word reader(s) as I have wrote essays for stories and novels but was unsure if this needed to be swapped for a word like viewer when writing about a play.

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You read a script and watch or attend a performance. You and your fellow readers are the readership. You and your fellow attendees are the audience.

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