What is Entertaiment?


Entertaiment is a broad category of activities that involve amusement and enjoyment. It encompasses many forms of entertainment, from playing a game to viewing a film. It can be enjoyed by individuals or groups and can range from an agreeable occupation for the mind (such as solving a crossword puzzle) to elaborate performances designed to entertain large audiences. While entertainment is often a source of pleasure and distraction, it may also serve more serious purposes, such as commemorating an event or providing satire.

According to Oliver and Barstsch (2010), entertainment can be defined as an objective activity that involves communication between text and audience, is influenced by external stimulus, offers pleasure, requires an audience and occurs in a passive form. It is also a dynamic concept that has the potential to be continuously remixed and reused, creating new meanings within familiar genres and images.