What is Entertaiment?


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Entertaiment | Entertainment is an activity that can be consumed, providing enjoyment, and often requires a level of passive participation. The activity can be adapted to any scale, from an individual selecting a private entertainment from a wide range of pre-recorded products; through a banquet aimed at entertaining two people; to performances for thousands. Throughout history, the concept has been associated with amusement, although many forms of entertainment have a more serious intention, such as ceremony, celebration, religious festival, or satire.

Bates and Ferri (2010) describe six elements of entertainment: it is objectively understood; it involves communication between text and audience from external stimulus; it offers pleasure; it requires an audience to exist; and it takes place in a passive form.

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