I'm writing a short essay about plays and movies. In movies, the audience experiences the literary text in a sensory way. When the audience reads the play, though, they experience it in what way?
There is 'literary'
E.g. "When the audience read the play, though, they experience it in a literary way"
literary - adjective
1 - pertaining to or of the nature of books and writings, especially those classed as literature : literary history.