What is Entertaiment?


Entertaiment is a complex topic with a wide variety of definitions. However, the entertainment products themselves – storytelling, music, theatre, dance, games – are relatively stable. The Scheherazade story, for instance, has inspired multiple retellings: orchestral compositions by Rimsky-Korsakov, Ravel and Szymanowski; film director Pasolini; and innovative video games.

In industry, the word is often abbreviated to entmt. on fliers and in news publications when space is limited. This article provides an academically accepted, systematically built and area-oriented entertainment definition.