What is Entertaiment?


Entertaiment is an activity that provides enjoyment and amusement. It is often social and participatory, as in the performance arts of theatre, music and sports (4). It can also have serious or moral purpose, such as in the various forms of ceremony, religious festival, or satire (6). The connections between different entertainments are illustrated by the way that, for example, a story such as Scheherazade, a popular form of professional storytelling in the Persian tradition, has been adapted by composers (Rimsky-Korsakov, Ravel and Szymanowski), film directors (Pasolini) and innovative video games.