What is Entertaiment?


Entertaiment is a public or private recreation activity, involving scripted performance, such as theatre, opera and music; or unscripted play and sport, such as games. It can involve active participation by the audience or a passive role, such as that of a spectator. It can take the form of a single event or an ongoing series. Often entertainment draws upon familiar themes and images from the history of art, culture and folklore – for example the story of Scheherazade, told in the Persian professional storytelling tradition, has inspired retellings in the music of Rimsky-Korsakov, Ravel and Szymanowski; film by Pasolini and directors such as Spielberg and Woody Allen; and innovative video games.