What is Entertaiment?


Entertaiment is a broad term that encompasses activities such as games, plays, sports, music and art, although it can also refer to ceremonial activities or religious festivals. It may have a serious purpose, such as in education or social control, or it can be pure entertainment, such as in satire or public executions. Entertainment can have a powerful effect, as demonstrated by the way stories such as Scheherazade (a tale from the Persian professional storytelling tradition of a woman who saves her own life through telling stories) inspire retellings in different media, including orchestral works by Rimsky-Korsakov and Ravel, films by directors Pasolini and Spielberg, and innovative video games.