What is Entertaiment?

Entertaiment is a broad term that covers entertainment of all kinds, from an individual watching a film or playing a video game, to a wedding banquet adapted for two, to performances intended for thousands. It has long had a reputation as a source of amusement, but entertainment can also have a serious purpose. One of the most famous examples is Scheherazade, a story in the Persian professional storytelling tradition that inspired composers Rimsky-Korsakov and Ravel to create orchestral music, director Pasolini to make a film adaptation, and an innovative video game.