What is Entertaiment?


The word entertaiment is derived from the French entretenement, meaning “to amuse” and is closely linked to the sense of fun and play, but it may also have more serious purposes as in ceremony, celebration, religious festival or even satire. One of the best examples is the Scheherazade story in the Persian professional storytelling tradition, which has been retold many times in music (including by Rimsky-Korsakov and Ravel), film and video games.

See our article on entertaiment etymology.

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