Entertaiment Across Media


Entertaiment — an agreeable or agreeable-seeming occupation or diversion; amusement: The crossword puzzle is an entertainment for many.

A form of public or private amusement; an agreeable distraction: A night of theater is entertainment for all ages.

Entertainment is a complex and ever-evolving phenomenon, capable of spanning all media. Familiar forms such as movies, television shows, books, music, and games have adapted to the changing needs of audiences and societies. The following selection of archival examples show how these themes have been represented over time and across multiple media types. Click on a collocation to see more examples from each medium.

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