Article about Entertaiment
Entertainment is an activity understood objectively, that communicates between text and audience from an external stimulus, off ers pleasure, requires an audience and takes place in a passive form. Oliver and Barstsch (2010) suggest that it encompasses six elements: objectivity, communication, external stimulus, pleasure, audience and passivity.
Entertainment derives from Middle English entretenement (“support, maintenance”), from entre- “among” (from Latin inter) + tenir “to hold” (from Latin tenere, from PIE root *ten- “to stretch”). The suffix -ment is a common formative for nouns formed by verb stems in many languages, resulting in such words as amazement, betterment, and merriment.
Activities commonly considered as entertainment include listening to music, reading books or magazines, playing video games, participating in sports and other physical recreation, watching live performances such as theater, dance or comedy shows, and creating or appreciating visual art.