What is Entertaiment?



Entertaiment is any activity or experience that gives pleasure, diversion or recreation. It can include a variety of activities from the simple and mundane, such as playing games or solving puzzles, to the elaborate and exciting, such as attending a theatrical performance or wedding. It often involves a temporary escape from everyday life and the responsibilities and anxieties of the daily routine.

Oliver and Barstsch (2010) define entertainment as an activity that is understood objectively, communicates from text to audience, entails an external stimulus, offers pleasure, requires an audience and occurs in a passive form. It is a consumer activity that can be enjoyed by individuals of any age.