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Description - Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J. K. Rowling

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, a new play by Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play will receive its world premiere in London's West End on 30th July 2016. 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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780751565355
ISBN-10: 0751565350
Format: Hardback
(237mm x 164mm x 32mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: Little Brown
Publisher: Hachette
Publish Date: 31-Jul-2016
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Book Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J. K. Rowling - Reviewed by (05 Feb 2017)

As an avid Harry Potter fan since childhood, I initially had mixed feelings about this book. While I wanted to continue to learn more about the Harry Potter world and the stories within it, I also was afraid to tamper with the closure provided by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, given that the Cursed Child story takes place 20 years later. I have not seen the stage production, so I can only imagine how they accomplished some of the special effects on stage. There are no character descriptions provided, and the format is exactly what you'd expect - it is a script with minimal explanation of emotions, expressions and actions. Leaving much of this up to the imagination of the reader, sometimes I struggled to picture the exact delivery of a line, especially when it was a well-known character and the line seemed out of place for them to say. I liked the new characters very much, however there are some old characters that I wish made an appearance or were mentioned, so that we could know what happened to them in the 20 years since the Deathly Hallows. Overall, I believe the Cursed Child story is a good addition to the Harry Potter world and would recommend it to fans.


Author Biography - J. K. Rowling

J .K. ROWLING J.K. Rowling is the author of the seven Harry Potter novels, which have sold over 450 million copies and have been translated into 79 languages, and three companion books originally published for charity. She is also the author of The Casual Vacancy, a novel for adults published in 2012, and, under the pseudonym of Robert Galbraith, is the author of the Cormoran Strike crime series. J.K. Rowling is making her screenwriting debut and is a producer on the film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a further extension of the Wizarding World, due for release in November 2016. JOHN TIFFANY John Tiffany directed Once, for which he was the recipient of multiple awards both in the West End and on Broadway. As Associate Director of the Royal Court, his work includes The Twits, Hope and The Pass. He was the director of Let the Right One In for the National Theatre of Scotland, which transferred to the Royal Court, West End and St Ann's Warehouse. His other work for the National Theatre of Scotland includes Macbeth (also Broadway), Enquirer, The Missing, Peter Pan, The House of Bernarda Alba, Transform Caithness: Hunter, Be Near Me, Nobody Will Ever Forgive Us, The Bacchae, Black Watch, for which he won the Olivier and Critics' Circle Best Director Awards, Elizabeth Gordon Quinn and Home: Glasgow. Other recent credits include The Glass Menagerie at ART and on Broadway and The Ambassador at BAM. Tiffany was Associate Director of the National Theatre of Scotland from 2005 to 2012, and was a Radcliffe Fellow at Harvard University in the 2010-2011 academic year. JACK THORNE Jack Thorne writes for theatre, film, television and radio. His theatre credits include Hope and Let the Right One In, both directed by John Tiffany, The Solid Life of Sugar Water for the Graeae Theatre Company and the National Theatre, Bunny for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Stacy for the Trafalgar Studios, and 2nd May 1997 and When You Cure Me for the Bush. His adaptations include The Physicists for the Donmar Warehouse and Stuart: A Life Backwards for HighTide. On film his credits include War Book, A Long Way Down and The Scouting Book for Boys. For television his credits include The Last Panthers, Don't Take My Baby, This Is England, The Fades, Glue, Cast-Offs and National Treasure. He won BAFTAs in 2016 for Best Mini-Series (This Is England '90) and Best Single Drama (Don't Take My Baby), and in 2012 for Best Drama Series (The Fades) and Best Mini-Series (This Is England '88).

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