What is Entertaiment?


Entertaiment is an activity that can be consumed and that is characterized by its objective nature, by the communication between the text and the audience from an external stimulus, by offering pleasure, by its existence as a form of passivity, and by its need for an audience. It can be found in all forms of art, from the theatrical performance intended for a small number of spectators to the private entertainment that a person chooses to consume out of a huge assortment of pre-recorded products.

The word is derived from the Latin intertenere, which means “to hold inside.” It has also been suggested that it is a contraction of tenere, the Indo-European root for stretching or holding something in place.