What one person may consider entertainment, another might deem work. What is fun for the masses, however, can often transcend the confines of genre. This is evident in the familiar forms of entertainment that have demonstrated a seemingly unlimited potential for creative remix.
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According to Bates and Ferri (2010), entertainment is an objective activity that communicates between text and audience, entails an external stimulus, offers pleasure, requires an audience to exist, and occurs in a passive form.