What is Entertaiment?


Entertaiment is an evocative concept that encompasses a broad range of activities. It can involve the sedentary, such as watching television or a movie; or it can be active and physical – for example, sports, dance and music. It can take place on any scale – from an individual choosing a private entertainment from the huge array now available; to a banquet for two; or it may involve professional performances for thousands. It also has a strong capacity for cross over and inspiration, as shown by the way the Scheherazade story from the Persian professional storytelling tradition has inspired music by Rimsky-Korsakov, Ravel and Szymanowski, films by Pasolini and innovative video games.