Entertaiment is a wide range of activities intended for pleasure or amusement. The concept has evolved to cover anything from a movie for two, to a banquet adapted to any size group, to performances aimed at large audiences. Entertainment has a strong association with fun and laughter, although many forms have a more serious purpose such as ceremonies, celebrations, religious festivals or satire for example. Stories like Scheherazade, from the Persian professional storytelling tradition, have been retold to inspire works of music (Rimsky-Korsakov, Ravel or Szymanowski), film (Paolo Pasolini) or even innovative video games.
Entertainment hits on the points that our brain was evolved to react deeply to – backstabbing, murders etc.