What is Entertaiment?

Entertaiment is a broad term that includes activities and performances that give pleasure. These are generally culturally or socially orientated. The availability and variety of entertainment has changed with the development of technology but certain forms remain recognisably the same. For example, Scheherazade, a story from the professional storytelling tradition, has inspired orchestral compositions by Rimsky-Korsakov, Ravel and Szymanowski; Pasolini made a film version of it and now there is an innovative video game based on it.