What is Entertaiment?


Entertaiment is a broad term that covers anything that gives people pleasure – from a play to a video game. It also encompasses activities like reading and watching TV that provide enjoyment and relaxation. Sometimes the word is abbreviated to entmt on fliers or industry news publications where space is limited. Throughout history, entertainment has been shaped by technology but the form of entertainment remains recognisable. For example, the story of Scheherazade in the Persian professional storytelling tradition inspired composers Rimsky-Korsakov and Ravel, director Pasolini made a film version and there is now an innovative video game.