What is Entertaiment?


From the Latin entretenir, to hold together, entertain, or amuse, entertaiment encompasses a wide range of activities. It can be as simple as a clown at your child’s birthday party or as complex as a Broadway show, from an intimate dinner for two to a stadium rock concert. Regardless of its scale or context, entertainment is an activity understood objectively, communicates an external stimulus, offers pleasure and requires audience passivity. (Bates and Ferri, 2010)

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