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A broad range of human activities, from medieval fairs to modern shopping centres, can provide forms of entertainment, albeit often with specific purposes. For example, the story of Scheherazade, a Persian professional storyteller who saves her own life by telling stories, has been retold in many different mediums: it inspired composers Rimsky-Korsakov and Ravel to create orchestral works; director Pasolini made a film adaptation; and an innovative video game was developed from its themes.

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word ‘entertainment’. See also our list of related words and collocations.