What is Entertaiment?


Entertaiment: A clown at a birthday party, a Broadway show, your friends fighting over the last potato chip–all these and more are forms of entertainment. From the Old French entretenir, meaning to hold together or support, entertainment is amusement, diversion and distraction. It is understood objectively, includes communication between text and audience, originates from external stimuli, offers pleasure, requires an audience to exist and occurs in a passive form. Bates and Ferri (2010) define entertainment as an activity that can be consumed and provides a positive experience.

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