What Is Entertainment?



Entertainment can range from a person enjoying a meal and a glass of wine in an intimate restaurant, to a banquet for two or more people with music or dance, to performances in front of thousands or even global audiences. Often what appears to be entertainment serves other purposes – a famous example is Scheherazade, the story from the Persian professional storytelling tradition of the woman who saved her life by telling stories. Stories like this can inspire musical or film adaptations or innovative video games.