What is Entertainment?

Entertainment is described as a form of activity that gives delight and pleasure or holds the interest and attention of audiences. Entertainment can be a task or an idea. The activities or events associated with entertainment have the purpose to keep audiences’ attention. Most of the forms of entertainment are familiar and recognizable. Different people may pay attention to different things, as interest varies from persons to persons, but some common forms of entertainment are enjoyed by all regardless of age, sex, gender and culture. Forms of entertainment like storytelling, dance, drama, music, etc exist in every culture. These forms even existed long time back, even in the royal courts. The forms are developing and becoming more sophisticated with time. And over the time they are becoming more and more available to the common people. Nowadays entertainment is becoming a source of income. They are earning money by making people satisfied and happy. Many of these forms of entertainments are recorded and sold by many industries. Entertainment has become so much important for modern people with their hectic schedule, that people nowadays are willing to pay and spend whole lot of money for this. People are hiring persons for parties, stage shows, etc to provide entertainment to the audiences and make the event successful.Entertainment is described as a form of activity that gives delight and pleasure or holds the interest and attention of audiences. Entertainment can be a task or an idea. The activities or events associated with entertainment have the purpose to keep audiences’ attention. Most of the forms of entertainment are familiar and recognizable. Different people may pay attention to different things, as interest varies from persons to persons, but some common forms of entertainment are enjoyed by all regardless of age, sex, gender and culture. Forms of entertainment like storytelling, dance, drama, music, etc exist in every culture. These forms even existed long time back, even in the royal courts. The forms are developing and becoming more sophisticated with time. And over the time they are becoming more and more available to the common people. Nowadays entertainment is becoming a source of income. They are earning money by making people satisfied and happy. Many of these forms of entertainments are recorded and sold by many industries. Entertainment has become so much important for modern people with their hectic schedule, that people nowadays are willing to pay and spend whole lot of money for this. People are hiring persons for parties, stage shows, etc to provide entertainment to the audiences and make the event successful.
Entertainment previously was used to hand down lessons and stories generation wise. Now it has become the favorite way to pass the time. Entertainment has evolved a lot. Earlier entertainment was used for storytelling, but nowadays it can be used for many other features like exchanging travelling stories, watching movies at multiplexes, shopping etc.
Different Forms of Entertainment
• Banquets: These form of entertainment existed since the ancient times. It was commonly used by the nobles to show off the influence and riches of the nobles. For banquets, the entertainers had to sharpen their skills, nurturing their talents and helping the entertainment to flourish. Nowadays, exact concept of banquet is not there rather they are replaced with some more specific celebrations such as weddings, birthdays, religious obligations, and political achievements.

• Music: It was mainly used to support the other forms of entertainment, such as background music for drama and storytelling, for dancing and singing, etc. Music has now become widely known and has separated from other forms of entertainment and has become the specific form.  In any type of concerts music has become the only important thing that offers the desired entertainment.
• Games: Earlier games were played only for recreational purposes. During the earlier times games were just the way of passing time in various events and occasions. Games use various equipment like using balls, dices, or boards.
• Reading: Reading is a very reliable form of entertainment. This can be used when the entertainment process becomes too boring. They are not too costly. People can reread a book again and again. Not only entertainment, reading has got some other uses as well such as getting information, to record local folklore, to pass the time or to gain a form of distraction.

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