Articles about Entertaiment
The idea of entertainment is often associated with fun and laughter, but it can also serve more serious purposes. It may be a form of ceremony, celebration or religious festival; it could take the shape of an artistic or literary work; or it might serve as satire or other social commentary. Entertainment can range from an individual selecting a piece of pre-recorded entertainment for his or her personal use, to a banquet or party with a specific theme and entertainment designed for a large number of people, or even a performance intended for a global audience.
The word entertainment derives from the Medieval Latin intertenere, a contraction of the Indo-European root ten, meaning to hold inside. One of the most famous stories from the professional storytelling tradition that illustrates the power of entertainment to transform and educate is Scheherazade, a tale of a woman who saves her own life by telling her stories.