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American Popular Culture | Dramatic Literature, Criticism and Theory | Theatre and Performance Studies


In this article originally published in Public Books, Daniel Pollack-Pelzner offers commentary on the two best-selling plays on record, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and Hamilton. Specifically, Pollack-Pelzner examines how the Anglo-American world’s favorite orphans play at home, adopted, as it were, from the stage to the page.

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Published Version


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Daniel Pollack-Pelzner
Harry Potter and Hamilton from the stage to the page.
Public Books, 2016-10-28



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