In our times of rapidly changing media and globalization, entertainment has a broad appeal, and can be created on a variety of scales. It can take the form of private, individually chosen and purchased pre-recorded products; banquets adapted for two; parties to suit any size group; or performances intended for an audience of thousands, or even the world. Many forms of entertainment are associated with amusement, but they can also have a serious or moral purpose, such as the ceremonies and festivals of religion or the art of satire.
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