Verdict: three stars
When Vincent Guerin arrived to be the new director of the Institut francaise d'Ecosse in Edinburgh, a venue that had once been a compulsory Fringe visit was entirely off the map.
When Richard II talks of "unlikely wonders" while alone in his prison cell awaiting his execution in Shakespeare's rarely seen history play, it's hardly the most positive of speeches.
For the uninitiated, the Edinburgh International Magic Festival must conjure up images of people pulling rabbits out of hats or bamboozling hapless punters with dexterous card tricks.
The news that Harry Potter author JK Rowling is working on a play about the boy wizard got us thinking about the author's most memorable, if sometimes controversial, quotes.