What is Entertaiment?

Entertaiment is anything that keeps the interest or attention of an audience and gives pleasure or delight. It can be an idea or task, but it is more likely to be one of the activities or events that have developed over thousands of years specifically for the purpose of keeping an audience’s interest and attention. The word entertain is related to the Medieval Latin inter tenere and the Indo-European root ten.

According to Oliver and Barstsch (2010), entertainment can be defi ned as an activity that is understood objectively, communicates between text and audience from external stimulus, offers pleasure, requires an audience and occurs in a passive form.