What Is Entertaiment?

Entertaiment is a broad term that encompasses everything from private entertainment at home to a performance intended for a large audience. Its complexity is reflected in the way that stories can be adapted to entertain in different media, as evidenced by Scheherazade, the famous story from Persian professional storytelling tradition of a woman who saves her own life through telling her tales. The story inspired composers Rimsky-Korsakov, Ravel and Szymanowski to create orchestral works, director Pasolini made a film adaptation and there are now innovative video games based on the story. These examples have been programmatically selected to illustrate current usage of the word ‘Entertainment.’ Send us feedback.