Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Parts One and Two. Дж. К. Роулинг

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Название Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Parts One and Two
Автор произведения Дж. К. Роулинг
Жанр Драматургия
Серия Harry Potter
Издательство Драматургия
Год выпуска 2016
isbn 978-1-78110-552-8



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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…

      Rose Granger-Weasley.

      He puts his hat on ROSE’s head.

      GRYFFINDOR!

      There’s cheering from the Gryffindors as ROSE joins them.

      ROSE

      Thank Dumbledore.

      SCORPIUS runs to take ROSE’s place under the SORTING HAT’s glare.

      SORTING HAT

      Scorpius Malfoy.

      He puts his hat on SCORPIUS’s head.

      SLYTHERIN!

      SCORPIUS was expecting this, he nods and half smiles. There’s cheering from the Slytherins as he joins them.

      POLLY CHAPMAN

      Well, that makes sense.

      ALBUS walks swiftly to the front of the stage.

      SORTING HAT

      Albus Potter.

      He puts his hat on ALBUS’s head – and this time he seems to take longer – almost like he too is confused.

      SLYTHERIN!

      There’s a silence.

      A perfect, profound silence.

      One that sits low, twists a bit and has damage within it.

      POLLY CHAPMAN

      Slytherin?

      CRAIG BOWKER JR

      Whoah! A Potter? In Slytherin.

      ALBUS looks out, unsure. SCORPIUS smiles, delighted, as he shouts across to him.

      SCORPIUS

      You can stand next to me!

      ALBUS (thoroughly discombobulated)

      Right. Yes.

      YANN FREDERICKS

      I suppose his hair isn’t that similar.

      ROSE

      Albus? But this is wrong, Albus. This is not how it’s supposed to be.

      And suddenly a flying lesson is happening with MADAM HOOCH.

      MADAM HOOCH

      Well, what are you all waiting for? Everyone stand by a broomstick. Come on, hurry up.

      The kids all hurry into position beside their brooms.

      Stick out your hands over your broom, and say, ‘Up!’

      EVERYONE

      UP!

      ROSE’s and YANN’s brooms sail into their hands.

      ROSE and YANN

      Yes!

      MADAM HOOCH

      Come on now, I’ve no time for shirkers. Say ‘UP’. ‘UP’ like you mean it.

      EVERYONE (bar ROSE and YANN)

      UP!

      Brooms sail up, including SCORPIUS’s. Only ALBUS is left with his broom on the floor.

      EVERYONE (bar ROSE, YANN and ALBUS)

      YES!

      ALBUS

      Up. UP. UP.

      His broom doesn’t move. Not even a millimetre. He stares at it with disbelieving desperation. There’s giggling from the rest of the class.

      POLLY CHAPMAN

      Oh Merlin’s beard, how humiliating! He really isn’t like his father at all, is he?

      KARL JENKINS

      Albus Potter, the Slytherin Squib.

      MADAM HOOCH

      Okay. Children. Time to fly.

      And suddenly HARRY appears from nowhere beside ALBUS as steam expands all over the stage. We’re back on platform nine and three-quarters and time has ticked on mercilessly. ALBUS is now a year older (as is HARRY, but less noticeably).

      ALBUS

      I’m just asking you, Dad, if you’ll – if you’ll just stand a little away from me.

      HARRY (amused)

      Second-years don’t like to be seen with their dads, is that it?

      An OVER-ATTENTIVE WIZARD begins to circle them.

      ALBUS

      No. It’s just – you’re you and – and I’m me and—

      HARRY

      It’s just people looking, okay? People look. And they’re looking at me, not you.

      The OVER-ATTENTIVE WIZARD proffers something for HARRY to sign – he signs it.

      ALBUS

      At Harry Potter and his disappointing son.

      HARRY

      What does that mean?

      ALBUS

      At Harry Potter and his Slytherin son.

      JAMES rushes past them carrying his bag.

      JAMES

      Slythering Slytherin, stop with your dithering, time to get on to the train.

      HARRY

      Unnecessary, James.

      JAMES (long gone)

      See you at Christmas, Dad.

      HARRY looks at ALBUS, concerned.

      HARRY

      Al—

      ALBUS

      My name is Albus, not Al.

      HARRY

      Are the other kids being unkind? Is that it? Maybe if you tried making a few more friends – without Hermione and Ron I wouldn’t have survived Hogwarts, I wouldn’t have survived at all.

      ALBUS

      But I don’t need a Ron and Hermione – I’ve