What Is Entertaiment?
Article Originally Published in Fall 2011 Issue of TEN News (Transformational Entertainment News)
What is considered entertaining can change from person to person. What one may consider fun or enjoyable, another might find annoying or tedious. However, there are some common forms of entertainment that most people can agree on. These include movies and television, music, sports, games, books and literature, dance or theater performances, and visual arts. According to Bates and Ferri, entertainment can be defined as a consumer activity that is understood objectively, communicates with an audience from text to text, provides an external stimulus, offers pleasure, requires an audience and occurs in a passive form.