Daily Archives: July 16, 2007

Remembering Harry: Reduced Harry Potter

You know the Reduced Shakespeare Company? That troupe of three guys who do “All 37 Plays in 97 Minutes!”? Well now there is Reduced Harry Potter! The BBC is, “…is setting you a challenge to tell the entire story so far in 100 words or fewer.” Go here for more details and to read submissions so far. (Thanks to GraceAnne A. DeCandido for the link.) (80 words this post. No way could I do HP so far in 100 words!)

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Remembering Harry: Would the Real Arthur. A. Levine Please Stand Up?

The US editor of the Harry Potter books would have been a perfect choice for the game show, To Tell the Truth (where a celebrity panel had to guess which of several contestants was the “real” person being discussed).

The cartoon below (from Time Magazine’s “The Saga of the Seventh Manuscript”) demonstrates that few (certainly not the cartoonist) have any idea what he looks like. (Arthur is suppose to be the guy on the right.)

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Now here’s the real Arthur! (From a great profile of him at NPR: “Potter Publisher Predicted Literary Magic.”)

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