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Entertaiment provides amusement or diversion. Examples of entertainment include performances (such as a play or concert), sports, and games. People may also find enjoyment in reading, doing a crossword puzzle, or visiting a museum. A famous example of entertainment is the story of Scheherazade from the Persian professional storytelling tradition, about a woman who keeps her husband from killing her by telling him a new story every night. The power of this tale to entertain has inspired retellings in music by composers like Rimsky-Korsakov and Ravel, in films by directors like Pasolini, and even in a video game.