Entertaiment Across Media


Entertaiment has come to have the sense of amusement associated with it, although some entertainments serve serious purposes – ritual, celebration, religious festival, or satire, for example. Entertainment is experienced at any scale, from the choice of an individual from a range of pre-recorded entertainment products, to banquets adapted for any number of people, to performances in front of thousands, to global television audiences. The capacity of familiar entertainments to cross over into different media is demonstrated by the way in which a story like Scheherazade, from Persian professional storytelling tradition, can be retold as an orchestral work, a film, or an innovative video game.