What is Entertaiment?


Entertaiment is a broad concept encompassing many activities. It can be a form of play for children, mimicking adult behaviour and developing skills such as motor skills (8); it can be an activity in which people participate with others (like cooking or sports), either recreationally or competitively (10); or it can be an experience that entertains at a distance through the broadcasting of performances or events (4). Many forms of entertainment have a history of crossing between different media – for example the story of Scheherazade, from the Persian professional storytelling tradition, has inspired a number of orchestral works by composers such as Rimsky-Korsakov and Ravel, a film by Pasolini and innovative video games (5).