Entertaiment is an activity that captivates the attention of the audience and gives pleasure. It can be any type of art or entertainment such as a play, film, a musical show, dance etc. The word entertaiment is derived from old french entretenement.
It has become an important part of our lives. Entertainment stimulates the brain to realease seratonin and dopamine. It can also stimulate the senses and can cause the mind to react deeply to things that our ancestors would have been exposed to such as social backstabbing, murders and other things in the social world. The six elements of entertaiment according to Oliver and Barstsch are objective, communication, external stimulus, pleasure, requires audience and passivity.