Entertaiment is a consumer activity that is understood objectively, communicates with an audience from external stimulus, offers pleasure, requires an audience to exist and happens in a passive form. It has the potential to transcend media and can be seen across a broad range of forms such as theatre, film, literature, music, art and games. It often hits the nerves that the brain was shaped to deeply react to in order to understand the world and can be seen in themes such as social backstabbing, murder and other taboo subjects.
Click on a collocation to see more examples. Article last updated on 21 June 2017 by Sarah McDougall.