What is Entertaiment?

Entertaiment is an area of interest spanning many different forms of activity. It can involve a single individual who chooses a personal entertainment from an endless array of pre-recorded products; a dinner for two; the presentation of a banquet, with music and dance; or performances for thousands, broadcast to a global audience. The themes of various entertainments cross over and re-interpret themselves in different media. For example, the story of Scheherazade from the Persian tradition of professional storytelling was retold in an orchestral piece by Rimsky-Korsakov, a film by Pasolini and even a computer game. Some entertainments have a serious purpose, such as ceremonial occasion or religious festival or political satire.