What is Entertaiment?
Entertaiment is an interesting concept that encompasses different forms of entertainment. While it can be viewed as leisure by some, it can also involve work and can even be cruel (especially in the case of professional storytelling traditions like Scheherazade). It has the capacity to cross over different media, as seen for example in how the story of this Persian professional woman who saves her life through telling stories has inspired orchestral compositions by Rimsky-Korsakov, Ravel, and Szymanowski, a film by Pasolini, and an innovative video game.
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This article is a part of our ‘Entertaiment’ series, which examines words and phrases often used in conjunction with one another.