The History Boys

  • Filename: the-history-boys.
  • ISBN: 9780571246885
  • Release Date: 2008-09-04
  • Number of pages: 96
  • Author: Alan Bennett
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber



An unruly bunch of bright, funny sixth-form boys in pursuit of sex, sport and a place at university. A maverick English teacher at odds with the young and shrewd supply teacher. A headmaster obsessed with results; a history teacher who thinks he's a fool. In Alan Bennett's new play, staff room rivalry and the anarchy of adolescence provoke insistent questions about history and how you teach it; about education and its purpose. The History Boys premired at the National in May 2004. 'Nothing could diminish the incendiary achievement of this subtle, deep-wrought and immensely funny play about the value and meaning of education .. In short, a superb, life-enhancing play.' Guardian

The History Boys A Play

  • Filename: the-history-boys-a-play.
  • ISBN: 1429921668
  • Release Date: 2006-04-04
  • Number of pages: 144
  • Author: Alan Bennett
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux



"A play of depth as well as dazzle, intensely moving as well as thought-provoking and funny." —The Daily Telegraph An unruly bunch of bright, funny sixth-form (or senior) boys in a British boys' 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 a young history teacher who questions the methods, as well as the aim, of their schooling. In The History Boys, Alan Bennett evokes the special period and place that the sixth form represents in an English boy's life. In doing so, he 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.

The History Boys

  • Filename: the-history-boys.
  • ISBN: 057123173X
  • Release Date: 2006
  • Number of pages: 107
  • Author: Alan Bennett
  • Publisher:



An unruly bunch of bright, funny sixth-form boys in pursuit of sex, sport and a place at university. A maverick English teacher at odds with the young and shrewd supply teacher. A headmaster obsessed with results; a history teacher who thinks he's a fool.In Alan Bennett's screenplay, staff room rivalry and the anarchy of adolescence provoke insistent questions about history and how you teach it; about education and its purpose.Fox Searchlight Pictures, DNA and the BBC have joined forces to bring the National Theatre's award-winning production of The History Boys to the big screen, directed by Nicholas Hytner from a script adapted for the screen by Alan Bennett.

Literature Help The History Boys

  • Filename: literature-help-the-history-boys.
  • ISBN: 9781312387904
  • Release Date: 2014-07-27
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Students' Academy
  • Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc



It is believed that large part of the play is inspired by the playwright’s own youth. It is also inspired by the time he spent in grammar school and the process that he went through to gain access to Oxford. The play made its Broadway debut on 23rd of April 2006 at the Broadhurst Theatre. It proved to be a highly successful play with one hundred and eighty five performances. “The History Boys” received several awards. It also won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New play in the year 2005 and Tony Award for Best Play in 2006. Literature Help: The History Boys Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Act One Act Two Chapter Five: Critical Analysis

The History Boys The Film

  • Filename: the-history-boys-the-film.
  • ISBN: 9781429996457
  • Release Date: 2006-11-14
  • Number of pages: 144
  • Author: Alan Bennett
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux



Now a major motion picture from Fox Searchlight Pictures, The History Boys: The Film contains Alan Bennett's diary of the filming, the shooting script, and an introduction by director Nicholas Hytner, as well as an extensive plate section that includes a look behind the scenes and stills from the film. An unruly bunch of bright, funny sixth-form (or senior) boys in a British boys' 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 a young history teacher who questions the methods, as well as the aim, of their schooling. In The History Boys, Alan Bennett evokes the special period and place that the sixth form represents in an English boy's life. In doing so, he raises not only universal questions about the nature of history and how it is taught but also questions about the purpose of education today.

The History Boys AQA GCSE English Literature

  • Filename: the-history-boys-aqa-gcse-english-literature.
  • ISBN: 000824717X
  • Release Date: 2017-09-11
  • Number of pages: 80
  • Author: Collins Collins GCSE
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK



Exam Board: AQALevel & Subject: GCSE English LiteratureFirst teaching: September 2015 First exams: June 2017 Revise set texts in a snap. Need extra help with 'The History Boys’ ahead of the exam? Revise and review your understanding of the plot, characters, themes and context with this handy A5, exam-focused guide. With lots of practice and tips for your AQA exam, this 'The History Boys’ Snap Revision Text Guide contains all the key information you need to get a top mark.

Study and Revise for GCSE The History Boys

  • Filename: study-and-revise-for-gcse-the-history-boys.
  • ISBN: 9781471854439
  • Release Date: 2016-03-21
  • Number of pages: 104
  • Author: Sue Bennett
  • Publisher: Hachette UK



Enable students to achieve their best grade in GCSE English Literature with this year-round course companion; designed to instil in-depth textual understanding as students read, analyse and revise The History Boys throughout the course. This Study and Revise guide: - Increases students' knowledge of The History Boys as they progress through the detailed commentary and contextual information written by experienced teachers and examiners - Develops understanding of plot, characterisation, themes and language, equipping students with a rich bank of textual examples to enhance their exam responses - Builds critical and analytical skills through challenging, thought-provoking questions that encourage students to form their own personal responses to the text - Helps students maximise their exam potential using clear explanations of the Assessment Objectives, annotated sample student answers and tips for reaching the next grade - Improves students' extended writing techniques through targeted advice on planning and structuring a successful essay - Provides opportunities for students to review their learning and identify their revision needs with knowledge-based questions at the end of each chapter

The History Boys GCSE Student Guide

  • Filename: the-history-boys-gcse-student-guide.
  • ISBN: 1474229832
  • Release Date: 2018-03-22
  • Number of pages: 112
  • Author: Steve Nicholson
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama



Written specifically for GCSE students by academics in the field, the Methuen Drama GCSE Guides help in preparing students to approach their exams with confidence. Key features include a critical commentary of the play with extensive, clearly labelled analyses on themes, characters and context, sections on dramatic technique, critical reception, related works, fascinating behind-the-scenes interviews with playwrights, directors or actors, and a helpful glossary of dramatic terms. Premiered at the National Theatre and winner of both the Olivier and Tony Awards for Best Play, Alan Bennett's The History Boys confronts issues of education, sexuality, and peer pressure through a group of boys preparing for their Oxbridge exams. Carefully following the requirements of GCSE English Literature assessment objectives, these studies include expert advice on how to write about modern drama. With featured activities for group study and independent work, they are versatile and valuable to students and teachers alike.

Text Presentation 2007

  • Filename: text-presentation-2007.
  • ISBN: 9780786451180
  • Release Date: 2008-02-19
  • Number of pages: 276
  • Author: Stratos E. Constantinidis
  • Publisher: McFarland



Text & Presentation is an annual publication devoted to all aspects of theatre scholarship. It represents a selection of the best research presented at the international, interdisciplinary Comparative Drama Conference. This anthology includes papers from the 31st annual conference held in Los Angeles, California. Topics covered include Chicano theatre, the Vietnam War and 9/11 in the French theatre, actresses and modern Hamlet, Asian theatre, Antigone in pre- and post-communist Germany, adapting an Internet comic strip for the stage, and the future of dramatic literature in the academy, among others.

The Boys in the Boat

  • Filename: the-boys-in-the-boat.
  • ISBN: 9781101622742
  • Release Date: 2013-06-04
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Author: Daniel James Brown
  • Publisher: Penguin



The #1 New York Times–bestselling story about American Olympic triumph in Nazi Germany and now the inspiration for the PBS documentary “The Boys of ‘36” For readers of Unbroken, out of the depths of the Depression comes an irresistible story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate of times—the improbable, intimate account of how nine working-class boys from the American West showed the world at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin what true grit really meant. It was an unlikely quest from the start. With a team composed of the sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the University of Washington’s eight-oar crew team was never expected to defeat the elite teams of the East Coast and Great Britain, yet they did, going on to shock the world by defeating the German team rowing for Adolf Hitler. The emotional heart of the tale lies with Joe Rantz, a teenager without family or prospects, who rows not only to regain his shattered self-regard but also to find a real place for himself in the world. Drawing on the boys’ own journals and vivid memories of a once-in-a-lifetime shared dream, Brown has created an unforgettable portrait of an era, a celebration of a remarkable achievement, and a chronicle of one extraordinary young man’s personal quest. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Boys of Summer

  • Filename: the-boys-of-summer.
  • ISBN: 9781781312070
  • Release Date: 2013-08-01
  • Number of pages: 560
  • Author: Roger Kahn
  • Publisher: Aurum Press Limited



DIV This is a book about young men who learned to play baseball during the 1930s and 1940s, and then went on to play for one of the most exciting major-league ball clubs ever fielded, the team that broke the colour barrier with Jackie Robinson. It is a book by and about a sportswriter who grew up near Ebbets Field, and who had the good fortune in the 1950s to cover the Dodgers for the Herald Tribune. This is a book about what happened to Jackie, Carl Erskine, Pee Wee Reese, and the others when their glory days were behind them. In short, it is a book fathers and sons and about the making of modern America. 'At a point in life when one is through with boyhood, but has not yet discovered how to be a man, it was my fortune to travel with the most marvelously appealing of teams.' Sentimental because it holds such promise, and bittersweet because that promise is past, the first sentence of this masterpiece of sporting literature, first published in the early '70s, sets its tone. The team is the mid-20th-century Brooklyn Dodgers, the team of Robinson and Snyder and Hodges and Reese, a team of great triumph and historical import composed of men whose fragile lives were filled with dignity and pathos. Roger Kahn, who covered that team for the New York Herald Tribune, makes understandable humans of his heroes as he chronicles the dreams and exploits of their young lives, beautifully intertwining them with his own, then recounts how so many of those sweet dreams curdled as the body of these once shining stars grew rusty with age and battered by experience. /div

Dramas of the Past on the Twentieth century Stage

  • Filename: dramas-of-the-past-on-the-twentieth-century-stage.
  • ISBN: 9780415502184
  • Release Date: 2013
  • Number of pages: 252
  • Author: Alexander Feldman
  • Publisher: Routledge



This book defines and exemplifies a major genre of modern dramatic writing, termed historiographic metatheatre, in which self-reflexive engagements with the traditions and forms of dramatic art illuminate historical themes and aid in the representation of historical events and, in doing so, formulates a genre. Historiographic metatheatre has been, and remains, a seminal mode of political engagement and ideological critique in the contemporary dramatic canon. Locating its key texts within the traditions of historical drama, self-reflexivity in European theatre, debates in the politics and aesthetics of postmodernism, and currents in contemporary historiography, this book provides a new critical idiom for discussing the major works of the genre and others that utilize its techniques. Feldman studies landmarks in the theatre history of postwar Britain by Weiss, Stoppard, Brenton, Wertenbaker and others, focusing on European revolutionary politics, the historiography of the World Wars and the effects of British colonialism. The playwrights under consideration all use the device of the play-within-the-play to explore constructions of nationhood and of Britishness, in particular. Those plays performed within the framing works are produced in places of exile where, Feldman argues, the marginalized negotiate the terms of national identity through performance.

The Best Plays Theater Yearbook

  • Filename: the-best-plays-theater-yearbook.
  • ISBN: 0879103469
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages: 543
  • Author: Jeffrey Eric Jenkins
  • Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation



Covers plays produced in New York, theater awards, details of productions, prizes, people, and publications, as well as the editors' choices of the ten best plays.

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