Article by: T E News

Entertaiment is the act of entertaining, or something affording pleasure, diversion or amusement: a concert, a crossword puzzle. It derives from the medieval Latin inter tenere, meaning “to hold inside.” The word entertain is related to the Indo-European root ten, which means “stretch.”

Entertainment can be personal or public, for one person or many people. It can be a hobby, or it can involve professional performers. Activities, such as hunting or war, can be turned into spectator sports; skills, such as cooking, can become performances by professionals and broadcast for audiences worldwide. Stories such as Scheherazade, which is well known in the Persian professional storytelling tradition, have been adapted to music by composers like Rimsky-Korsakov and Ravel, as films by directors such as Pasolini and into innovative video games.