Articles About Entertaiment
An agreeable occupation for the mind; diversion or amusement. For example, solving the daily crossword is entertainment for many people. The word entertain comes from the Latin inter tenere, meaning to hold inside. It is also derived from the Indo-European root ten, which means to stretch or extend.
The power of entertainment is evident in the way that a story can be retold in many different mediums. The tale of Scheherazade, for instance, inspired composers Rimsky-Korsakov and Ravel to create orchestral works; director Pasolini made a film version; and gamers created innovative video games based on the story. Bates and Ferri (2010) suggest that entertainment is understood objectively, involves communication between text and audience from external stimulus, offers pleasure, requires an audience and occurs in a passive form.