What is Entertaiment?


Article: Entertaiment

The word entertainment is derived from the Latin term entretene (to entertain). It has come to be associated with fun and amusement, although it can have a more serious purpose, as in ceremony, religious festival or satire. It may be a one-on-one private entertainment, a dinner party adapted to fit any size group, or a performance for thousands. The power of certain entertainments to transcend different media is demonstrated by the fact that stories like Scheherazade, the story of a Persian professional storytelling tradition heroine who saves her own life by telling stories, have been retold in orchestral music, film and innovative video games.