What is Entertaiment?


Entertaiment is a familiar concept, usually associated with light-hearted fun and laughter, although many entertainments have serious purposes – for example ceremonies, religious festivals or satire. It can be adapted for individual pleasure or group experiences of any size, from an intimate dinner with music and dance to performances intended for thousands and broadcast to global audiences. Entertainments can also cross over into other media: for instance, Scheherazade – a story from the Persian professional storytelling tradition – inspired orchestral works by Rimsky-Korsakov and Ravel, films by Pasolini and innovative video games.