What is Entertaiment?


Entertaiment is a cultural category that provides products to keep people engaged, amused, diverted and interested. It is a powerful force that influences public discourse, creates shared meaning and shapes culture. It can be experienced on any scale, from an individual choosing from a vast array of entertainment products to suit his or her tastes; to a banquet designed for two; to performances intended for thousands. It has evolved to be audience-centric and commercial, with some forms of entertainment retaining an inherent function that is influenced by narrative traditions and moralism.

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The example terms have been chosen for their familiarity and the fact that they can be found across many media.