Definition of Entertaiment


Entertaiment is about activities that give people pleasure, including performances such as music and theatre; movies; television; games; and other pastimes. The power of entertainment is demonstrated by the way stories such as Scheherazade, from Persian professional storytelling tradition, can inspire many different retellings: composers such as Rimsky-Korsakov and Ravel have written orchestral works about it; directors Pasolini and Hitchcock made film adaptations; and innovative video game developers have built on its themes.

This article builds on existing definitions, combining them through a multidisciplinary dialogue with the management area to develop academically accepted, systematically built and area-oriented definitions for entertainment.