What is Entertaiment?

Entertaiment can take many forms and be experienced by audiences of any size. It can involve art, sports, games, visiting a theme park or attending a concert. It can also be a way to relieve stress and boost self-confidence. It can even be used as a marketing tool. For example, the story of Scheherazade has been adapted into an orchestral piece by composers such as Rimsky-Korsakov and Ravel; a film has been made about her; and there are innovative video games that have been created from her tales.

According to Bates and Ferri (2010), entertainment can be defined objectively as an activity that encompasses communication between text and audience from an external stimulus; offers pleasure; and requires the presence of an audience to occur.

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