In his day, Shakespeare was low-brow entertainment for the common class.
"It was entertainment for a rainy day," I offered.
And further, we must always remember that entertainment and aesthetic effect were at most subsidiary objects.
In the Old Town still remain a few specimens of eighteenth century architecture, including several old-fashioned post-houses, which used to furnish entertainment for travellers starting for the Middle West by way of the old Cumberland Road beginning at Fort Cumberland, and from Baltimore to Fort Cumberland by a much older turnpike.
Among Sir Isaac's writings is Rex platonicus, a description of the entertainment of James I.