What Is Entertaiment?


Entertaiment is a cultural category that encompasses forms of recreation and leisure, such as film, sports, theatre, television, music, branded entertainment, art and literature. It is often seen as a significant generator of shared meaning and a vehicle for social participation and communication. The familiar forms of entertainment have demonstrated a seemingly unlimited potential for creative remix, allowing them to remain relevant and to maintain a long lifespan.

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