Topic outline of entertainment

Topic outline of entertainment

:"For a more comprehensive list, see the List of entertainment topics."

Entertainment is an event, exhibition, performance, or activity designed to give pleasure to an audience (although, for example, in the case of a computer game the "audience" may be a single individual). The audience may participate in the entertainment passively as in watching opera or actively as in computer games. The industry that provides entertainment is called the entertainment industry.

The following topic outline is provided as an overview of and introduction to entertainment:

Essence of entertainment

: "Main article: Entertainment"

* Entertainer
* Entertainment industry

Types of entertainment

Exhibition entertainment:: Amusement parks - Art exhibits - Fairs - Museums - Theme parks - Trade shows - Wax museums

Live entertainment:: Busking - Circus - Comedy, Comedy clubbing - Concerts - cooking - Dance - Drama - Fireworks - Musical theatre - Nightclubbing - Discotheques - Dancing - Operas - Parades - Performance art - Plays - Magic - Spectator sports, Sports events - Striptease, Lap dances, Strip clubbing, - Theatre

Mass media entertainment:: Films - Magazines - Music, Recordings - New media - Novels - Radio, Radio programs - Television, Television programs - Video games

History of entertainment

: "Main article: History of entertainment"

Basic entertainment concepts


Acrobatics -- Aerial acts -- Animal training -- Annie Fratellini -- Applause -- Archaos -- Austin Miles --


Beauty contest (List of beauty contests) --


Celebrity -- Chat -- Chinese yo-yo -- Circus -- Cirque du Soleil -- Clown -- Comedian -- Comedy -- Contact juggling -- Contortion -- Corde lisse --


Devil Sticks -- Diabolo --


Equilibristics --


Fire breathing -- Fire eating --


Geisha -- German wheel --


Hand-to-hand balancing -- Hoola hoop -- Human cannonball -- Humor -- Horse-Riding --


Internet humor -- Ice Skating -- Impalement arts


Juggling --


Knife throwing --


List of beauty contests -- List of people who have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony Award --


Magic -- Mime --


New Media --


Old Grey Whistle Test -- Old time radio --


Performing arts -- Plate spinning -- P.T. Barnum --



Radio -- Radio programming -- Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus -- Rock opera -- Rodeo clown --


Sex business -- Stars in Their Eyes -- Show business -- Showstopper -- Side show -- Spanish Web -- Stilting -- Sword swallowing -- Skating -- Show-Jumping --


Teen idol -- Tightrope walking -- Trapeze --


Unicycle --


Ventriloquism --


X, Y, Z

Zip the Pinhead --

Famous entertainers

Entertainment lists

: "Main article: List of entertainment topics"

* List of cooking topics, see: cooking, cuisines
* List of basic dance topics
* List of basic literature topics
* List of basic film-related topics
* List of basic music topics
* List of basic sports topics
* List of television subcategories
* List of basic theater topics
* Lists of entertainers
* Lists of actors
* List of film directors
* List of theatre directors
* List of film score composers
* List of comedians
* List of clowns
* List of sportspeople
* List of magicians
* List of circuses and circus owners
* Lists of musicians
* List of professional wrestlers

See also

* Entertainment
* Theatre
* Performance
* Drama

External links

* [ DMOZ Open Directory Project] - listing for Entertainment

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