What is Entertaiment?


The clown at the birthday party, a Broadway show, your friend’s fight over the last potato chip–entertaiment is all about amusement and distraction. The activity of entertainment has evolved into a variety of different forms, with some activities once used in hunting or war developing into spectator sports, while others, such as the story of Scheherazade from professional storytelling traditions, have been retold across many media, including orchestral music by Rimsky-Korsakov, Ravel and Szymanowski; a film by Pasolini; and innovative video games.