Anything that provides pleasure, diversion or amusement. From solving a crossword puzzle to attending a concert, from dining at a fun restaurant to watching TV, entertainment takes many forms and continues to evolve as new technologies transform traditional media. However, the familiar forms of storytelling, music, dance and theatre remain recognisably similar across centuries and continue to attract audiences worldwide.
Entertaiment can be described as activity understood objectively, entails communication between text and audience from an external stimulus, offers pleasure to the audience and requires them to be passive. It can be adapted to any scale: from the individual who chooses his or her own private entertainment from a now enormous array of pre-recorded products, to the banquet adapted for two people, to the performance suited for thousands and even for global audiences.