What Is Entertainment?


Entertainment is a dynamic and ever-changing field of management research. While technological development constantly alters the availability, cost and quality of entertainment, its fundamental forms – such as stories, music, dance and theatre – remain relatively stable.

The power of stories to entertain is illustrated by the Scheherazade story in the Persian professional storytelling tradition, which inspired orchestral works by Rimsky-Korsakov, Ravel and Szymanowski, a film by Pasolini and innovative video games. Nevertheless, the definitions of what is considered entertainment are still widely debated.