Entertainment could be an idea or a task, but it's more likely to be

one of the activities or events that have evolved over thousands of

years specifically to keep an audience's attention.

Although different things hold people's attention, and because

people have different tastes in it, most forms are recognisable and familiar.

Storytelling, music, drama, dance, and other forms of performance

exist in all cultures, were supportedd in royal courts, evolved into

sophisticated forms, and became available to all citizens over time.

In recent times, the process has been hastened by an entertainment

industry that records and distributes entertainment items.

It evolves and can be tailoredd to any scale, from an individual selecting

private entertainment from a now vast array of pre-recorded products;

to a banquet adapted for two; to any size or type of party, with appropriate

music and dance; and to performances intended for thousands; and even

for a global audience.