Entertaiment in the Arts


Entertaiment | Entertainment is a broad term that encompasses many types of activities. This article focuses on entertainment as it applies to the arts.

Bates and Ferri (2010) define entertainment as an activity that is understood objectively, involves communication between text and audience, requires external stimulus to exist, offers pleasure to the audience and takes place in a passive form. The power of stories to entertain is demonstrated by the way in which a familiar story like Scheherazade can inspire retellings in different media: orchestral works from composers Rimsky-Korsakov, Ravel and Szymanowski; a film by Pasolini and an innovative video game.