The Art of Entertaining

The art of entertaining is one of the most complex forms of human expression. It requires competence on numerous levels: to create something that surpasses everyday life; to package it in compliance with accepted norms or defy them for its own sake; to engage and sustain audiences through live or pre-recorded performances, whether for a small group or for the world; and to weave it all together in a way that is both memorable and enjoyable. To this end, the arts have evolved to a remarkable degree and show a seeming unlimited capacity for creative remix. Click on a collocation to see more examples.