What Is Entertaiment?


What constitutes entertainment for one person, group or organization may not be considered the same for another. Entertainment is flexible and can be adapted to any scale, from a personal choice of entertainments from the now enormous array of pre-recorded products; to a banquet adapted for two; to performances for thousands; and to a broad range of social and cultural activities with a variety of purposes including celebration, ceremony, religion, festival, or even satire.

According to Bates and Ferri, entertaiment is an activity understood objectively; encompasses communication between text and audience from external stimulus; offers pleasure; requires an audience to exist and occurs in a passive form.