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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child


Book Overview: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

The Eighth Story. Nineteen Years Later. Based on an original story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne, a play by Jack Thorne.

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 theatergoers and critics alike, while the official playscript became an immediate global bestseller.

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J. K. Rowling
J. K. Rowling is a renowned British author primarily known for her immensely popular "Harry Potter" series. Born Joanne Rowling on July 31, 1965, in Yate, England, her passion for storytelling started at a young age. After studying French and Classics at the University of Exeter, she worked in various roles, including spending time with Amnesty International in London. The concept of "Harry Potter" first came to her during a delayed train journey in 1990. After facing various personal challenges and rejections from publishers, "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" was published in 1997. The series, comprising seven books, has since been translated into multiple languages and has prompted movies, spin-offs, and a dedicated fan base globally. In addition to the "Harry Potter" series, Rowling has also written adult fiction such as "The Casual Vacancy" and the "Cormoran Strike" series under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. Rowling's works, which have earned her numerous accolades, have also led to her significant philanthropic activities.
Jack Thorne is a highly distinguished English screenwriter and playwright, acclaimed for his ground-breaking contributions to the contemporary cinema and theater world. Famously known for his talent in combining empathy-driven character understandings with profound storytelling, Thorne has brought numerous compelling and engaging narratives to the screen and stage. Thorne's career took off with substantial success in scriptwriting for British television series like "Skins" and "This is England '88," and "Shameless." His adept handle on the complexities of human nature and keen eye for dramatic tension has led to the creation of dark, gritty worlds that resonate deeply with the audience. Thorne's prowess transcends the small screen, and his extensive work in theater includes award-winning plays like "The Solid Life of Sugar Water" and "Hope." Perhaps, his most recognized achievement is his collaboration with JK Rowling and John Tiffany on the play "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child," which won nine Olivier Awards and six Tony Awards. The play solidified Thorne's standing in the creative industry as a master of scriptwriting and storytelling. Irrespective of the medium -- TV, films, or theater -- Thorne continues to enthrall and move audiences with his authentic and complex narratives.
John Tiffany is a distinguished figure in the literary world, widely acclaimed for his remarkable contributions as an author, director, and playwright. Born and raised in Huddersfield, England, Tiffany's love for literature was nurtured from a young age, leading him to pursue English Literature at Glasgow University. His profound understanding of narrative structures and character development, coupled with his vivid imagination, has helped him craft captivating stories that resonate deeply with his audience. Tiffany's career skyrocketed following his collaboration with J.K. Rowling on the globally successful stage play "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child," which won him numerous accolades, including two prestigious Tony Awards. He has since established himself as an innovative force in the theatre industry, renowned for his ability to bring diverse stories to life on stage with captivating performances and compelling narratives. Despite his fame, Tiffany remains grounded and committed to his craft, fueling his passion for literature and theater into his work. His unique narrative style, filled with emotional depth and richly drawn characters, continues to enchant readers and audiences worldwide. As an influential figure in contemporary literature and theater, John Tiffany's work is a testament to the power of storytelling and the transformative impact it can have on audiences.


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