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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two
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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two
The Official Playscript of the Original West End Production
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The official playscript of the original West End production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn't much easier now that he is an overworked...
The official playscript of the original West End production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn't much easier now that he is an overworked...
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  • The official playscript of the original West End production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

    It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn't much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and father of three school-age children.

    While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.

    The playscript for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was originally released as a 'special rehearsal edition' alongside the opening of Jack Thorne's play in London's West End in summer 2016. Based on an original story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne, the play opened to rapturous reviews from theatregoers and critics alike, while the official playscript became an immediate global bestseller.

    This definitive and final playscript updates the 'special rehearsal edition' with the conclusive and final dialogue from the play, which has subtly changed since its rehearsals, as well as a conversation piece between director John Tiffany and writer Jack Thorne, who share stories and insights about reading playscripts. This edition also includes useful background information including the Potter family tree and a timeline of events from the Wizarding World prior to the beginning of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

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  • J.K. Rowling is the author of the record-breaking, multi-award-winning Harry Potter novels. Loved by fans around the world, the series has sold over 500 million copies, been translated into over 80 languages, and made into eight blockbuster films. She has written three companion volumes in aid of charity: Quidditch Through the Ages and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (in aid of Comic Relief and Lumos), and The Tales of Beedle the Bard (in aid of Lumos), as well as a screenplay inspired by Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which marked the start of a five-film series to be written by the author. She has also collaborated on a stage play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two, which opened in London's West End in the summer of 2016, and on Broadway in the spring of 2018. In 2012 J.K. Rowling's digital company Pottermore was launched, where fans can enjoy news, features, and articles, as well as original content from J.K. Rowling. She is also the author of The Casual Vacancy, a novel for adult readers, and the Strike crime series, written under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. She has received many awards and honours, including an OBE and Companion of Honour, France's Légion d'honneur, and the Hans Christian Andersen Award.

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  • DOGO Books felicisowl - "Be honest to those you love, show your pain. To suffer is as human as to breathe.” Nineteen years after the defeat of the Dark Lord, the Wizarding World still isn't perfect. But Harry Potter's middle child, Albus Severus, has bigger problems - especially after the Sorting Hat places him in the poster House for evil: Slytherin. Regarded as a disappointment by his peers and shunned unintentionally by his shell-shocked family, Albus can only find solace in his only friend, Scorpius Malfoy.. who is rumored to be the son of Voldemort, his father's greatest enemy. But Albus' frustration with his father finally boils over when he overhears Amos Diggory, now an old man, begging for him to use a Time-Turner to bring his son, Cedric, back to life - and Harry refuses. With a reluctant Scorpius and Amos' "niece", Delphi, with him every step of the way, Albus embarks on a perilous quest to reverse time and save Cedric from his undeserved death in the Triwizard Tournament.. but at what cost? Maybe "it's time that time-turning became a thing of the past." No lie - if J. K. Rowling was at the helm of this script, it would have been absolutely spectacular.. but she wasn't. Instead, she was pushed to the sidelines, with the writers of this script stringing unrelated concepts together, trying to create something vaguely resembling the wonderful "Harry Potter" series - and instead, failing miserably. It felt like a fanfiction, and while the writers were obviously trying to please dedicated fans, they ended up attracting more haters than new Potterheads. The formerly beloved characters are completely out-of-whack - they almost have no resemblance to the characters in the series, at all.. especially Harry Potter himself, now an uncaring father who has no patience for anyone even SLIGHTLY different from him, even his own son. It breaks my heart, as a Potterhead, to see bratty Harry (used affectionately, I swear!) turn into a cold, uncaring father, who, after all he's been through, can't see past Albus' differences. IT'S NOT HIM. The plot is weak, with so many plotholes I can't even cover them all - and besides, the whole premise of the script is questionable. Both the Time-Turner and the Cedric's death plotline should have been closed by the end of the seventh book, it's pretty futile to try to bring it back again, instead of opening a new, much more interesting plot. One of the only points in the script I actually appreciated was Albus and Scorpius' friendship - incredibly sweet and I'm glad that it was a powerful element in the story - and.. well, as a Potterhead, even if they're totally exaggerated and not true to themselves, I have to admit, I'm glad to see the gang back together again. Overall, 'The Cursed Child' didn't feel like a classic Rowling - and it wasn't! - and it doesn't even deserve to be marketed as the grand new addition to the Harry Potter fandom.

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