Types of Entertaiment


Entertaiment – A clown at a birthday party, a Broadway show, a stadium rock concert, your friends fighting over the last potato chip–all are examples of entertainment. The term entertain comes from the Old French entretenir and means to hold together or support, a concept related to hospitality. Today we use it to mean amusement or distraction. The connections between different types of entertainment are shown by the way that stories, for example, like Scheherazade (from the Persian professional storytelling tradition), can inspire orchestral works from composers such as Rimsky-Korsakov, Ravel and Szymanowski; films from directors including Pasolini and Ang Lee; and innovative video games.

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