What is Entertaiment?

Entertaiment is the collection of activities that provide amusement, recreation, diversion, or pleasure to a group or individual. It often involves escaping from daily or mundane realities, but can also include recreational activities such as sports or hobbies. Some activities that were originally seen as entertaining, such as hunting or fencing, have become serious sports and even professions, while others, such as cooking, can be broadcast for entertainment.

Bates and Ferri (2010) describe entertainment as an activity that is understood objectively, encompasses communication between text and audience from external stimulus, o ers pleasure, requires an audience, and occurs in a passive form. It can be adapted to any scale from an individual choosing a private entertainment from a now enormous array of pre-recorded products; to a banquet arranged for two; to performances intended for thousands.