What is Entertaiment?


Entertaiment is a form of amusement and fun, although many entertainments have a more serious purpose – such as ceremonial and religious festival or social satire. Increasingly, entertainment can take any form or scale, from an individual choosing to play with one of the wide array of pre-recorded products available; through social interaction and dining for two; to performances involving thousands. It can be connected to other forms of artistic expression – as illustrated by the Scheherazade story in the Persian professional storytelling tradition, which inspired composers such as Rimsky-Korsakov, Ravel and Szymanowski; film director Pasolini; and innovative video games.