Articles about Entertaiment
The fall 2011 issue of T E News devoted itself to the subject of entertainment. That was no small undertaking. It was ironic that the issue of T E News that took on the task should be titled “Entertainment.” The word entertain itself has a fascinating etymology. It comes from the Medieval Latin intertenere, meaning to hold inside.
What constitutes entertainment is a matter of opinion, and it changes over time. But one constant is that entertainments are adapted to fit any scale: from a single private occasion, such as solving the daily crossword puzzle, to a banquet for two; from a performance intended for thousands to a spectacle designed for a global audience. Entertainment also transcends different media, and many familiar forms, such as theater, opera, film, and television, have proved remarkably resilient.