Entertainment is a complex phenomenon. It can be as personal as the selection of a single record, as intimate as an evening for two, or as large as a concert or sporting event. Activities such as hunting or war may have been used for survival and defense but have now become spectator sports or global competitions. Stories like Scheherazade from the professional storytelling tradition of Persian culture have been adapted for music by composers such as Rimsky-Korsakov, Ravel or Szymanowski; for film by Pasolini and others; and for innovative video games.
Article by: Emily L. Brown, Ph.D.