What is Entertaiment?


Entertaiment is a broad concept that includes amusement, play and recreation. It can take many forms from a single person choosing to watch entertainment on television or a tablet computer; through banquets, parties and other events; or performances intended for an audience of thousands. The capacity of entertainment to cross over different media and inspire retellings in other forms is illustrated by the story of Scheherazade from the Persian professional storytelling tradition, which was turned into orchestral works by Rimsky-Korsakov, Ravel and Szymanowski; made into a film by Pasolini; and also now exists as an innovative video game. It is a global phenomenon.