A thing that is enjoyable or amusing. Also used to describe a theatrical show, an event, or a form of amusement or recreation. From Old French entretenement; see entertain.
Oliver and Barstsch (2010) define entertainment as an activity understood objectively, which includes communication between text and audience from external stimulus, that aims to offer pleasure, requires an audience to exist and occurs in a passive form.
Entertaiment is one of the most diverse and complex genres in human culture, with a history of constant renewal and creative remix. Many recognizable themes, images and structures have evolved into familiar forms that can be found in multiple media.