The book every Harry Potter fan needs in their lives is out soonWhich is exactly what's happened to a few eager Potterheads, who appear not to have quite taken on the direct warnings of J. Rowling; now raging are they that the released publication of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is merely the script of the stage play and not a full novel. Indeed, to clarify further, Cursed Child isn't entirely a Rowling product; the cover quite clearly stating the work is a collaboration between the Harry Potter author and playwright Jack Thorne stating, "Based on an original new story by J. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne. A new play by Jack Thorne. All this has been repeatedly pointed out, including by Rowling herself on social media ; yet still an inevitable rage seemed to brew within the fan community, when a few dreams climbed too high and too lofty in hopes of an 8th novel in the Potter franchise. Here's a selection from the script's Amazon page :.
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The new book every Harry Potter fan needs in their lives
Rowling , John Tiffany , and Thorne. The play opened on Broadway on 22 April at the Lyric Theatre , with previews starting on 16 March The play is considered to be the eighth official story in the Harry Potter series. The play received enthusiastic critical reception. At the Laurence Olivier Awards , the London production received a record-breaking eleven nominations and won an again record-breaking nine awards, including Best New Play. In December , it was revealed that a stage play based on the Harry Potter series had been in development for around a year,  with the view to bringing it to the stage sometime in Rowling revealed that the play would "explore the previously untold story of Harry's early years as an orphan and outcast".
Calling all Harry Potter fans. We may not have Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in film form yet, but the book chronicling the story of the record-breaking, award-winning production and its journey to the stage could be the next best thing. The hardback book includes photography, interviews, and never-before-seen sketches, notes, and candid backstage photos - including the one above of Tolkien 's Anthony Boyle as Scorpius Malfoy, and Alex Price as Draco. Rowling, director John Tiffany, and playwright Jack Thorne, and ultimately to the gathering of the team of artists and actors who, together, bring this new part of Harry Potter's story to life. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has become one of the most celebrated theatrical productions of all time. The award-winning international stage production is now playing in New York, London and Melbourne with San Francisco to open in the Fall, followed by a German language production in Hamburg opening in early , and a Toronto production announced for late
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - plot explained - Part 1
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To mark the official opening of the play, a Special Rehearsal Edition script book has been released. The script has sparked a new wave of Pottermania, becoming the most pre-ordered book of in both the UK and the US. And once people have had this theatrical experience, they will understand why this was the perfect medium for the story. I'm thrilled to see it realised so beautifully but, no, Harry is done now. Part I clocks in at two hours and 40 minutes, with Part II running five minutes shorter, meaning overall the play is just over five hours long. Fans can choose to watch both parts over a single day, or buy tickets for performances on consecutive evenings. The makers of the Harry Potter films, Warner Bros, have filed for a trademark to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, leading fans to believe a film is on the way.
Rowling , John Tiffany , and Jack Thorne. Despite much assumption to the contrary, J. Rowling had insisted that the story of the play was not a prequel to the story of Harry Potter  , and eventually revealed that Cursed Child would be the eighth story, following Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. As such, she considers the story of the play to be part of the official Harry Potter canon. 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.