What is Entertaiment?

Entertaiment is a large and varied field, encompassing anything from the individualized entertainment of an individual choosing from a now enormous variety of pre-recorded products to the preparation of a meal for two to the presentation of a full-scale performance intended for thousands or even a global audience. It is also an area that seems to be continually evolving, as familiar activities such as hunting or warfare are transformed into spectator sports, and a story such as Scheherazade from the Persian professional storytelling tradition can inspire music by composers Rimsky-Korsakov, Ravel and Szymanowski, a film by Pasolini and even innovative video games.