What Is Entertainment?


Entertainment is the range of activities and experiences that provide fun, relaxation, pleasure and distraction. It includes activities ranging from those traditionally associated with amusement such as gaming, music and sports, to ceremonial, social or religious events, celebrations, or even acts of satire. It may be on any scale, from private entertainment chosen by a single person or couple; through banquets, parties and celebrations of any size; to performances for thousands, broadcast live worldwide or recorded for later viewing. Entertainment also demonstrates the capacity to adapt and evolve, and what appeared as entertainment in one period may have had serious purpose in another.