The Power of Entertainment

Amid the busyness of a full life, entertainment can give us a break from a world that moves too fast. It can also help us reconnect with loved ones, share stories and develop skills that will last a lifetime. The power of entertainment is shown by the way familiar forms, such as Scheherazade (a story from the Persian professional storytelling tradition) inspire retellings across media–Rimsky-Korsakov wrote an orchestral work; Pasolini made a film adaptation; and there are innovative video games that draw on the theme.