Harry Potter and the Cursed ChildFans may recall that there were two versions mentioned when the announcement of a Harry Potter and the Cursed Child script book was made. This revised paperback edition opens with a conversation piece between playwright Jack Thorne and director John Tiffany. As we learned before , the last few pages consist of the Potter family tree and a timeline of the seven Harry Potter novels. Overall, subtle changes were made throughout the whole script to expand upon and slightly alter, in some cases the character development and to enhance the reading experience for those like me who are unable to watch the show. Below is a summary of the differences that I found between the two Little, Brown editions:. ALBUS walks quickly along the busy train.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
One Tweeter said of the story: ' How could something be so horrible? In the days running up to the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in book form, reviews for the theatre production were released, many of which - including our own - awarded the play five-stars. The been there, done that feeling to the whole thing is its greatest weakness. How could something be so horrible? Too bad they were all destroyed. Or maybe they weren't. Who knows.
We've seen Shakespearean theater with sword fights and gender-bending. We've seen depressing plays about death, sales, and death of salesmen. We've seen musicals based on movies and musicals that got turned into movies. But we've never seen anything like Harry Potter and the Cursed Child … and not just because we'll be waiting half a decade to get tickets to the show. Beginning eighteen years after the conclusion of the final novel, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows , Cursed Child shows us how Harry is adapting to his greatest challenge, a struggle more difficult than vanquishing the most evil wizard in the world: parenthood. Based on a story by J. Rowling, playwright Jack Thorne wrote a sprawling, epic, two-part, four-act play about Harry's relationship to his middle child, Albus Severus Potter.
Most of the changes were extremely minor tweaks in stage direction and/or dialogue.
Which 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 :.