Entertaiment means “agreeable occupation of the mind; diversion; amusement.” Examples range from solving the daily crossword to attending a ball. It also applies to activities once devoted to hunting or war that have become spectator sports. Even activities that may be considered cruel, such as public executions, have been turned into entertainment. Many stories that entertain one audience inspire retellings in another medium, such as music or film. For example, the Persian professional storytelling tradition of Scheherazade inspired composers such as Rimsky-Korsakov and Ravel to write orchestral works; director Pasolini made a film adaptation; and a video game was created based on the story.