The Power of Entertaiment


Entertaiment ranges from a private movie for two to the most elaborate dinner party and performance intended for thousands. The power of entertainment is evident in the way that familiar forms like stories such as Scheherazade, from the Persian professional storytelling tradition, can inspire retellings in different media, including orchestral music by Rimsky-Korsakov, Ravel and Szymanowski, a film by Pasolini, and innovative video games.

What is interesting about these examples is how the themes and images are reused across multiple forms.