What is Entertainment?


Entertaining is the act of causing someone to be amused or diverted. Entertainment is a key cultural product that keeps people engaged and informed and contributes to shared meaning. While it often has a lighthearted, recreational or playful quality, entertainment can also be used to achieve serious social purposes, such as ceremony, commemoration, moral instruction, satire, and even activism. Entertainment can take a wide variety of forms and can be experienced at any scale, from an individual selecting a pre-recorded product for personal enjoyment; to banquets or parties adapted to the size of the party; to performances for thousands.

Article by: Elizabeth L.