The History Boys

The History Boys

The History Boys

by: Alan Bennett

by: Alan Bennett

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The History Boys

The History Boys

by: Alan Bennett

by: Alan Bennett

Overview

An unruly bunch of bright, funny sixth-form (senior) boys in a British boarding school are, as such boys will be, in pursuit of sex, sport, and a place at a good university - generally in that order. In all their efforts, they are helped and hindered, enlightened and bemused, by a maverick English teacher who seeks to broaden their horizons in sometimes undefined ways, and by a young history teacher who questions the methods, as well as the aim, of their schooling. In The History Boys, Alan Bennett raises - with gentle wit and pitch-perfect command of character - not only universal questions about the nature of history and how it is taught but also questions about the purpose of education today. Following a sold out run in London, The History Boys premiered on Broadway in April 2006 taking the Tony Award as Best Play of the Season.

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Keywords

Education

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Cast Attributes: Ensemble cast, Roles for Teens
  • Target Audience: Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Authors

Alan Bennett

Alan Bennett was born in Leeds in 1934. After studying at Oxford University he collaborated as a writer and performer with Dudley Moore, Jonathan Miller and Peter Cook in Beyond the Fringe in 1960 at the Edinburgh Festival. He then turned to writing full time and produced his first stage play Forty Years On in 1968. ...

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