Posts Tagged: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

A Recommended Reading List for Trump’s America

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We asked nineteen authors what books they'd suggest as recommended reading in light of America's new political reality. ...more

Franchise Exploitation

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Harry Potter fans are celebrating the release of J.K Rowling’s newest work, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the eighth installment in the Harry Potter series. However, unlike the other novels in the series, Cursed Child is the script of a play, written primarily by playwright Jack Thorne with the help of Rowling:

It’s hard to imagine enthusiasm running as high for the unvarnished script, which could fall flat on the page without the elaborate staging and the emotional nuances of a performance.

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Black Hermione Fine with Rowling

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A black actress—Noma Dumezweni—has been cast to play the adult Hermione in the upcoming stage production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and author J.K. Rowling applauded the choice. Some fans were upset or confused about the choice to go from Emma Watson’s white Hermione to an adult Hermione of color, but Rowling pointed out that she never mentions Hermione’s skin color in the books, only that she has frizzy hair and brown eyes.

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