What is Entertaiment?


The word entertaiment appears in many different contexts and can be interpreted in a number of ways. Some activities that were once part of the work force or military, such as archery or fencing, have become spectator sports; others, like storytelling, are so familiar and powerful that they can inspire retellings in other media, such as music, film, and innovative video games. For example, the famous Scheherazade story from professional Persian storytelling tradition has been adapted for music by Rimsky-Korsakov and Ravel, a film by Pasolini, and a unique video game.