What is Entertaiment?


Entertaiment is the range of activities that bring pleasure and recreation – though what is entertainment for one person may be serious business or even an act of cruelty to another. Entertainment can be playful – as in children’s games – or involve a complex mix of activity involving sport, music, food and so on. A single event – such as the Scheherazade story in the Persian professional storytelling tradition – can inspire many different forms of entertainment, from orchestral works by Rimsky-Korsakov and Ravel to film adaptations and innovative video games.