I love this so much, I had to stop everything and share it. They just announced who will play Hermione Granger in the new Harry Potter play. She is very different from Emma Watson.
So begins the shitstorm. This wonderful article pushes back. I love that they’re going for the change. I love that theatre does that so handily. Theatre is about live storytelling by the best storytellers. There is a suspension of disbelief inherent in the art form, and there’s a greater elasticity to the truth. Theatre as an art is about telling a story that gets people to relate to each other and better understand each other and think and feel about things, and I am so excited for this development. I love how something so simple gives such relatable depth to a character’s history. And I now want to go see this play.