What is Entertaiment?


Entertaiment is amusement, usually involving a performance. The clown at your kid’s party, a Broadway show, or a stadium rock concert are all forms of entertainment. But so are the TV remote and your friends fighting over the last potato chip. Entertainment can also inspire other art forms, like music (Rimsky-Korsakov, Ravel and Szymanowski were all inspired by Scheherazade in the Persian professional storytelling tradition) or film and even video games.

This article was originally published in April 2016. It is updated as of June 2019.

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