What is Entertaiment?


Entertaiment means anything that affords pleasure, diversion or amusement. It can range from doing a daily crossword puzzle to attending a ball or a musical performance. Often, entertainment is a form of drama and it can also be a source of humour or satire. It can also be a source of social commentary with themes like social backstabbing and murder being the subject of many works.

One of the great examples of entertainment is the story of Scheherazade – a professional Persian storyteller who saved her own life by telling stories. This has inspired numerous retellings in other media, such as music (by composers like Rimsky-Korsakov and Ravel), film and innovative video games.