The Art of Entertaiment


Article about Entertaiment

Entertainment today is a highly evolved art, capable of being adapted to any scale – from an individual selecting his or her own private entertainment from a now enormous array of pre-recorded products, to the enjoyment of a banquet for two, to performances designed for thousands. As a result, the experience of being entertained has become strongly associated with leisure and amusement, although many entertainments have a serious purpose – in various styles of rite, party, religious festival or satire for example. The Scheherazade story of the professional storytelling tradition is a classic case in point: it inspired Rimsky-Korsakov and Ravel to write orchestral works, Pasolini to make a film, and there is now an innovative video game based on it.