What is Entertaiment?



Entertaining consists of performances such as plays and movies, activities such as playing music or watching TV, and other pursuits that give people pleasure. It can also be a form of education, for example when children imitate adult behaviour or learn skills through play. While technology is changing the availability, cost and speed of entertainment, its basic forms are relatively stable – for example, stories such as Scheherazade (from Persian professional storytelling tradition) are still a favourite source of entertainment. They have inspired composers such as Rimsky-Korsakov, Ravel and Szymanowski; filmmaker Pasolini; and innovative video games.