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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two

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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.
Publisher: [United States] : Pottermore Publishing, 2017
ISBN: 9781781105535
1781105537
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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red_dolphin_490
Mar 09, 2021

I did not like this book as much as I expected to. The first seven Harry Potter books I enjoyed and were very entertaining, this one was unfortunately not. Not much happens in this book, unlike the first seven that were full of action. Harry Potter was hardly in this book, so that could be why I did not like it as much. I expected it to be like the books where Harry was the main character, so when his son was, I was shocked and did not know how to feel. Also, this was written as a play, so the book was really just the script and the actions the actors would do if it were performed.

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JelloLuck
Jun 12, 2020

This book is very boring, not like the other 7 books of Harry Potter; full of fantasy and adventure, but this one, it's very bad. This one is an act. I recommend you to read the 7 books but not this one.

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meerkat2010
Jun 07, 2020

this book isn't to good
it doesn't have any reference with harry potter
and overall i don't like it

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BriannaL2004
Feb 14, 2020

I very much enjoyed the overall story Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
It’s obviously about Harry Potter, but it’s also about how Harry’s life affected his son, Albus.
Albus is a first year Hogwarts student that meets Scorpius, son of Draco Malfoy. They both end up in Slytherin and become the best of friends. It’s basically a journey through the years of Hogwarts back when Harry was there (travelled through time I believe).
Anyway, what I most enjoyed about it is how much I could relate to the characters. Scorpius is more of the shy awkward type and I find myself to be almost exactly like him nearly everyday!
While it’s more like a fan fiction, there are still original aspects. For example, when Scorpius sees a world that is dark and gloomy, he has to try and figure out the meaning to that said world. This would have been if Voldemort won the battle at Hogwarts. Which they would celebrate that day known as ”Voldemort Day”.
It’s full of suspense in my opinion. I would recommend Harry Potter and the Cursed Child to those who enjoy more of a fan fiction aspect as well as loads of drama and humour!

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Daniellezeng
Nov 02, 2019

I liked it and am gonna read it again, but the only thing wrong is it's a
FUDGING SCRIPT. Like, why can't you put it into a book form, personally if that was done, i know it would attract a lot more readers and potterheads like me. but overall some parts are bad but i still enjoyed it. I'm happy that the Main Trio adventures are not ending. overall, it was a little boring but i still recomened as long as you read with an open mind and ignore the whole script thing.

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Anita_Dickey
Oct 03, 2019

the last book. technically not part of the original series, but so closely linked its worth reading. i enjoyed it much more this second time around.

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Miles_Hu_2010
Aug 22, 2019

it was very interesting to read what happened to Harry and his friends twenty years later. Hermoine is the Minister of magic, Ron ran Weasley Wizard Wheezes instead of Fred and George. this book is also in a very interesting format which I enjoy very much.

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Katrina213
Jul 02, 2019

The Cursed Child, is a fantastic book what I would recommend you read after you finish the other Harry Potter books. I enjoyed seeing the next generation of witches and wizards from the characters we have known and loved! I sort of wish that it wasn't written in a play format because it is harder to read that way, but it was still really good. I would give this book a 3.8 out of 5!

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edesignla
Feb 11, 2019

I don't really like the ending of this book. It is kind of weird that the ending was Harry Potter and his son standing in front of Cedric's grave.

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coffee_addicted
Feb 01, 2019

AMAZING!

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violet_gorilla_79
Nov 12, 2020

"I didn't choose, you know that? I didn't choose to be his son." - Albus

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AnnaZh
Aug 31, 2016

"Love Blinds Us" -Dumbledore
#SoTrue

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jimg2000
Aug 29, 2016

ACT ONE, SCENE ONE KING’S CROSS A busy and crowded station. Full of people trying to go somewhere. Amongst the hustle and bustle, two large cages rattle on top of two laden trolleys. They’re being pushed by two boys, JAMES POTTER and ALBUS POTTER, their mother, GINNY, follows after. A thirty-seven-year-old man, HARRY, has his daughter, LILY, on his shoulders.
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SORTING HAT: I’ve done this job for centuries On every student’s head I’ve sat Of thoughts I take inventories For I’m the famous Sorting Hat I’ve sorted high, I’ve sorted low, I’ve done the job through thick and thin So put me on and you will know Which House you should be in . . .

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jimg2000
Aug 29, 2016

The truth is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution.
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How can you hate a place you haven’t actually visited yet? ALBUS: Because I know it’ll be full of Hogwarts students.
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AMOS: A memorial? I am not interested in a memorial — not anymore.
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Have I just put my foot in it? It’s what they used to say about me at school. Delphini Diggory — there isn’t a hole she couldn’t dig herself into.
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DELPHI: We don’t choose who we’re related to.

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jimg2000
Aug 29, 2016

HARRY: You know what? I’m done with being made responsible for your unhappiness. At least you’ve got a dad. Because I didn’t, okay? ALBUS: And you think that was unlucky? I don’t. HARRY: You wish me dead? ALBUS: No! I just wish you weren’t my dad. ...
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HARRY: It went pretty badly wrong from there. I said some things, Ginny . . . GINNY: I heard. HARRY: And you’re still talking to me? GINNY: Because I know that when the time is right you’ll say sorry. That you didn’t mean it. That what you said concealed . . . other things. You can be honest with him, Harry . . . That’s all he needs. HARRY: I just wish he was more like James or Lily. GINNY: Yeah, maybe don’t be that honest. HARRY: No, I wouldn’t change a thing about him . . . but I can understand them, and . . . GINNY: Albus is different and isn’t that a good thing. And he can tell, you know, when you’re putting on your Harry Potter front. He wants to see the real you.

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jimg2000
Aug 29, 2016

RON: Honestly, every time I sit down now I make an “ooof” noise. An “ooof.” And my feet — the trouble I’m having with my feet — I could write songs about the pain my feet give me — maybe your scar is like that. GINNY: You talk a lot of rubbish. RON: I consider it my speciality.
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SCORPIUS: At this precise moment in time, I take no pleasure in being right.
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Are you okay, Albus? You look a little pale. And red. Pale and red at the same time.
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This is chaos. This is magic. This is St. Oswald’s Home for Old Witches and Wizards and it is as wonderful as you might hope. Walker frames are conjured into life, knitting wool is enchanted into chaos, and male nurses are made to dance tango.

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jimg2000
Aug 29, 2016

LUDO BAGMAN: And there they are. Ladies and gentlemen — boys and girls — I present to you — the reason why we’re all here — THE CHAMPIONS. Representing Durmstrang, what eyebrows, what a gait, what a boy, there’s nothing he won’t try on a broomstick, it’s Viktor Krazy Krum. From the Beauxbatons Academy — zut alors, it’s Fleur Delacour! And from Hogwarts not one but two students, he makes us all go weaky at the kneesy, he’s Cedric Delicious Diggory. And then the other—you know him as the Boy Who Lived, I know him as the boy who keeps surprising us all . . .
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DUMBLEDORE: No. You’re supposed to teach him how to meet life. HARRY: How? He won’t listen. DUMBLEDORE: Perhaps he’s waiting for you to see him clearly.
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HARRY: I thought for a long time I wasn’t a good enough dad for you because you didn’t like me. It’s only now I realize that I don’t need you to like me, I need you to obey me because I’m your dad and I do know better. I’m sorry, Albus. It has to be this way.

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jimg2000
Aug 29, 2016

--- the two look at each other — one full of guilt — the other full of pain — both full of unhappiness.
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You do not want to do this. DRACO: Yes, I do. HARRY: I don’t want to hurt you, Draco. DRACO: How interesting, because I do want to hurt you.
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He needs me to do what? DELPHI: That’s the thing, isn’t it? About friendships. You don’t know what he needs. You only know he needs it.
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SCORPIUS: Can you even slightly imagine what that’s like? Have you even ever tried? No. Because you can’t see beyond the end of your nose. Because you can’t see beyond the end of your stupid thing with your dad. He will always be Harry Potter, you know that, right? And you will always be his son.

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jimg2000
Aug 29, 2016

Albus and Scorpius are not disappearing and reappearing — they’re traveling. Traveling in time.
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SCORPIUS: The world changes and we change with it. I am better off in this world. But the world is not better. And I don’t want that.
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Imagine the worst possible world, and then double it. People being tortured, dementors everywhere, a despotic Voldemort, my dad dead, me never born, the world surrounded by Dark Magic
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… the Time-Turner begins to vibrate and then explodes into a storm of movement. And with it the stage starts to transform. The two boys look at it. And there is a giant whoosh of light. A smash of noise. And time stops. And then it turns over, thinks a bit, and begins spooling backwards, slow at first . . . And then it speeds up.

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jimg2000
Aug 29, 2016

We have no idea where they are or when they are. Searching in time when you’ve no idea where in time to search, that’s a fool’s errand. No, love won’t do it and nor will a Time-Turner, I’m afraid. It’s up to our sons now — they’re the only ones who can save us.
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DELPHI: The prophecy must be fulfilled. We will fulfill it. SCORPIUS: Prophecies can be broken. DELPHI: You’re mistaken, child, prophecies are the future. SCORPIUS: But if the prophecy is inevitable why are we here trying to influence it? Your actions contradict your thoughts — you’re dragging us through this maze because you believe this prophecy needs to be enabled — and by that logic prophecies can also be broken — prevented.
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It’s a date. 31st October, 1981. The date my parents were killed.

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