Multiple interpretation is the performance of a humorous or serious literary selection with three to eight participants in front of, but not necessarily facing, the audience at all times. The event is designed to encourage the analysis and performance of literature of literary merit. The presentation must consist of a single selection of prose, poetry, or drama, or any combination of the genres (e.g., prose and/or poetry and/or drama). Multiples will be identified at tournaments by the appropriate code and the title of the presentation of the group. Original material, which may be used only as an introductory or transitional device, may not dominate the presentation in terms of time or portion of the script, and it must enhance the literature presented.