What Is Entertaiment?


Entertaiment is a form of play, recreation and amusement. It is often considered a basic human need, along with food, shelter and clothing. Entertainment is found in many forms, including sports, games, music, dance, and theater. It can be enjoyed by one person alone, as a personal experience; with friends, in a group activity; or on a grand scale, as part of a public event or spectacle. Entertainment has evolved to incorporate new media and formats, while remaining grounded in its core elements: story, character, and humor.

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