Entertaiment – Articles – T E News


Entertaiment | Articles | T E News

The word entertainment has evolved to include any agreeable occupation of the mind, diversion or amusement. From the simplest activity of solving a crossword puzzle to an elaborate banquet, it can be as personal as the individual’s choice of pre-recorded entertainment; or as public as a performance intended for thousands.

Bates and Ferri (2010) have defi ned entertainment as an activity understood objectively, which encompasses communication between text and audience from external stimuli, off ers pleasure to the audience and requires the audience’s passivity. The root of the word is intertenere, from Latin for “to hold inside.” The fall 2011 issue of T E News explored what it means to entertain today.