a pleasing or agreeable occupation for the mind; diversion; amusement: a daily crossword is an entertainment for many.

… Oliver and Barstsch (2010) define ‘entertainment’ as “an activity understood objectively, that involves communication between text and audience from external stimulus, affords pleasure, requires an audience and occurs in a passive form.”

Entertaining activities can take place on any scale, from an individual selecting private entertainment from a now enormous range of pre-recorded products, to a banquet for two, to performance for thousands or even a global audience. Many familiar forms of entertainment are cross-media, with stories such as Scheherazade retold in musical compositions by Rimsky-Korsakov and Ravel, in films directed by Pasolini, and in innovative video games.

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