Entertaining is a broad term that holds both the fascination and interest of an onlooker or provides pleasure and excitement to someone else. It can be a job or an idea, but more often than not is most likely to be one of those intensely entertaining activities or events which have evolved over hundreds of thousands of years specially for the sole purpose of retaining an audience’s interest. Entertaining, in the broadest sense, is about entertaining others. Its entertainment value and importance are evident in all forms of art – from dramatic literature and opera through to television shows and video games. However, there is one extremely entertaining medium which has not been mentioned yet and that is theatre.
The entertainment industry is one of the oldest and largest industries in the world and has developed on several different foundations since its very beginning, with the dawn of civilisation. One of these foundations, of course, is theatre. The vast array of different types of acting that can be performed across the world would easily demonstrate this.
Musical theatre, of course, is one of the first types of Entertainement and it quickly established itself as a popular form of entertainment. There are many different kinds of musical theatre which have evolved throughout the years, from the days of ‘closure’ comedy to modern musicals. Musical theatre is perhaps best known for its long-running TV show ‘That Leaping Voice’. This popular TV series introduced many of today’s popular performers into the world of Entertainment.
Dramatic acting, for example, is something which has been around for thousands of years and which has developed into a wide variety of forms and genres over the ages. The development and progress of drama and other forms of acting can often be tied in with the rise of political and social progress. Progress, in terms of entertainment, often brings about change – and change often brings with it sadness. It was after the French Revolution that actors began to take on more dramatic roles in daily life and the genre of tragedy and comedy began to evolve in response.
Another form of Entertainment, which is closely associated with the entertainment industry is circus entertainment. A circus is often considered to be just an enormous outdoor circus and this is because it is such an immense amount of work. A circus performer is required to perform on a stage, juggle acrobats, zip lines and more and this is a massive commitment which requires enormous stamina and strength. In order to keep themselves entertained, circus performers often go day after day without sleep, eating only popcorn and candies which bring on temporary sadness in their eyes and which temporarily makes them lose focus on their performances. On top of all this, the physical demands associated with a circus performance can sometimes be quite extreme, which can cause health problems and stress for the performer in question.
New Media – the new media includes everything from acting to performing arts to the new forms of electronic and internet media. One of the most popular forms of Entertainment, which is taking up considerable space on the World Wide Web is Internet and Video Entertainment. The reason why Entertainers now find themselves drawn to this type of Entertaining is because of its accessibility. Internet and video entertainment can be performed anywhere an Internet connection exists which goes a long way in making this type of Entertaining more mainstream than it ever has been before.
As mentioned above, new media forms are constantly being innovated and developed to provide a higher standard of Entertaining for fans and spectators alike. It is no doubt that Entertainers will continue to find themselves using new mediums as ways to bring in more money and to expand their business portfolio. For example, there are increasing numbers of people who regularly visit live entertainment parks as a form of Entertaining. As Live Entertainment gets more popular, more people are now visiting these amusement parks and often buying circus tickets for themselves to go along with them.
The truth is, with the advent of technology, Entertainers and Amusement has always been more interactive and creative than it was before. The days of hiring your grandma as a ring girl for you at your local comedy club have all but gone out the window. With the evolution of technology and the evolution of live entertainment, we have seen a rise in shows which combine music, videos and comedy clubs into one spectacular show. For example, the popularity of the Cirque Du Soleil show has sky rocketed since it first debuted twenty eight years ago. The shows gained such a following that it was soon invited to perform at the Olympics and then went on to become the longest running reality television show in the history of television.