Entertaiment for the Fall Issue of T E News


The Fall issue of T E News was a difficult piece to get going. It was a task that drew on the deep resources of the imagination, a labor of love for those involved. It was a topic that was incredibly rich, and one whose meanings seemed almost endlessly diverse: entertainment can mean fun and laughter, but it can also suggest seriousness. It can be a form of cultural celebration, ritual, religious festival, or even satire. It can be as simple as an intimate, private experience, or it can involve a public performance intended for thousands.

According to Oliver and Barstsch (2010), the concept of Entertaiment encompasses six elements: objectivity, communication between text and audience, external stimulus, pleasure, requires an audience to exist, and takes place in a passive form.