Entertaiment – A Multi-Facet Activity


Entertainment is a multi-faceted activity that is capable of being adapted to any scale and suited to any medium. A game of crossword puzzles can be private entertainment for one, or a dazzling banquet for many; sports activities that began as means of survival can now be broadcast as spectator sports; and familiar stories can be retold in music by composers such as Rimsky-Korsakov, Ravel and Szymanowski, in film by directors such as Pasolini and Bergman, or even in innovative video games.

Children’s entertainment helps them to develop social skills and prepare for adult responsibilities through play that imitates the behaviour of adults; it also involves the consumption of entertainment products such as television and tablet computers. All forms of entertainment require consumer activity and are subject to change over time.