Sunday, July 31, 2016

2016 book 136

J.K. Rowling et al's Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
I probably haven't read a play since college, so I wasn't sure how this was going to go, but it's a quick and enjoyable read (even if some of the stage directions are too novelistic, like, "his face turns white"--how is an actor going to do THAT?). I mean, I am primed to love any and all Harry Potter related content, so found this satisfying--there's some good Hermione stuff, some lame Dumbledore stuff, a lot of heteronormativity, but also a lot of moments that made me cry and/or cheer. It's fairly predictable but that's ok. I don't know that I am eager to see this on stage (it's no Hamilton), but I am glad this content exists and that I read it.

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