What is Entertaiment?


Entertaiment is entertainment on a grand scale, from a clown at your child’s birthday party to a Broadway show or stadium rock concert. From the Old French entretenement, it is amusement or distraction, and can involve any kind of performance. A famous example is the story of Scheherazade from Persian professional storytelling tradition – it has been told many times, with different media, including orchestral music by Rimsky-Korsakov, Ravel and Szymanowski, film by Pasolini and innovative video games.