Multidisciplinary Approach to the Area of Entertaiment


A multidisciplinary approach to the area of entertaiment has led to the development of new definitions centred on nocoes de produto, experiencia, cultura e comunicacao. These new definicoes allow for more robust academic discussion about the nature of entertainment.

The example of Scheherazade, a story in the Persian professional storytelling tradition, shows how stories can entertain and inspire different media: composers Rimsky-Korsakov, Ravel and Szymanowski wrote orchestral works based on the story; director Pasolini made a film version and an innovative video game was developed from the story. The influence of technology changes the availability, cost and variety of entertainment products but stories, music, theatre and games are recognisably the same.