The word entertainment has long been associated with amusement. However, entertainment can take many forms and can serve a number of purposes. It can provide a social outlet for a group of people; it can be used to communicate important or controversial issues; it can even act as a form of therapy.
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According to Bates and Ferri (2010), entertainment is an activity understood objectively that encompasses communication between text and audience, comes from an external stimulus, offers pleasure, requires an audience, and takes place in a passive form.