What is Entertaiment?


Entertaiment is a vastly varied activity, ranging from an individual who chooses a private entertainment from the huge selection of pre-recorded products; to a banquet adapted for two; to a performance staged for thousands and broadcast to a global audience. In addition, entertainment is flexible enough to allow familiar forms to be retold in different media. For example, the story of Scheherazade from the Persian professional storytelling tradition has inspired orchestral works by Rimsky-Korsakov, Ravel and Szymanowski; films by Pasolini and directors; and even innovative video games.