What Is Entertainment?


Articles about “entertaiment”

Whether it is music, films or video games, entertainment often involves a creative retelling of a story. One of the most famous examples is Scheherazade, the Persian professional storytelling tradition that has inspired Rimsky-Korsakov, Ravel and other composers to create orchestral works; Pasolini to make a film adaptation; and to this day has spawned innovative interactive video games.

The aim of this study was to respond to the question ‘what is entertainment?’ via a multidisciplinary dialogue with the management area. Bibliographical research was used to list previous definitions and a qualitative research procedure, along with an original systematic process, gave rise to new entertainment definitions focused on product, experience, culture and communication notions. The results help to build more solid academic discussions of the topic and its materializations.