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 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.

History Boys

  • Filename: history-boys.
  • ISBN: 0571316778
  • Release Date: 2014-05-01
  • Number of pages: 144
  • 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 classic 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 premièred at the National in May 2004.

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

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: 9781474229845
  • Release Date: 2017-09-21
  • Number of pages: 120
  • Author: Steve Nicholson
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

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. Written specifically for Key Stage 4 students, this GCSE Student Guide offers a critical commentary on the text through an overview of the play and extensive analysis of themes, characters, contexts, dramatic technique, critical reception and related works. In addition, there is a section on how to write about the play, a glossary of dramatic terms and new interviews with Alan Bennett and the play's original director, Sir Nicholas Hytner. Throughout the guide are suggestions for activities and exercises pitched at the GSCE student, making this an indispensable resource for anyone studying the play at this level.

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.

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.

Das Wunder von Berlin

  • Filename: das-wunder-von-berlin.
  • ISBN: 9783641093303
  • Release Date: 2015-04-27
  • Number of pages: 496
  • Author: Daniel James Brown
  • Publisher: Riemann Verlag

Der Millionenseller aus den USA Von Beginn an ist es eine Reise mit unwahrscheinlichem Ausgang: Neun junge Männer aus der amerikanischen Provinz machen sich 1936 auf den Weg nach Berlin, um die Goldmedaille im Rudern zu gewinnen. Daniel James Brown schildert das Schicksal von Joe Rantz, einem Jungen ohne Perspektive, der rudert, um den Dämonen seiner Vergangenheit zu entkommen und seinen Platz in der Welt zu finden. Wie er und seine Freunde vor den laufenden Kameras Leni Riefenstahls den Nazis ihre Propagandashow stehlen, ist ein atemberaubendes Abenteuer und zugleich das eindringliche Porträt einer Ära. Eine unvergessliche wahre Geschichte von Entschlossenheit, Überleben und Mut.

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.


  • Filename: disgraced.
  • ISBN: 9781472525468
  • Release Date: 2013-12-02
  • Number of pages: 112
  • Author: Ayad Akhtar
  • Publisher: A&C Black

Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar is the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, 2013. New York. Today. Corporate lawyer Amir Kapoor is happy, in love, and about to land the biggest career promotion of his life. But beneath the veneer, success has come at a price. When Amir and his artist wife, Emily, host an intimate dinner party at their Upper East Side apartment, what starts out as a friendly conversation soon escalates into something far more damaging. After taking US audiences by storm in a sold out run in New York, Disgraced transferred to the Bush Theatre in London in 2013.

The Breath of Theatre

  • Filename: the-breath-of-theatre.
  • ISBN: 9781300889632
  • Release Date: 2013-03
  • Number of pages: 436
  • Author: Caridad Svich
  • Publisher:

"This volume gathers ten years of interviews with leading theatre and performance practitioners and critical reflections on plays and theatre-works in performance ... The collections features, among others, conversations with distinguished artists ... and reviews of work by Alan Bennett, Nilo Cruz, Will Eno, Sarah Kane, Bryony Lavery, Eduardo Machado, Suzan-Lori Parks and more."--Page [4] of cover.

Modern British Drama on Screen

  • Filename: modern-british-drama-on-screen.
  • ISBN: 9781107652408
  • Release Date: 2013-12-05
  • Number of pages: 300
  • Author: R. Barton Palmer
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This collection of essays offers the first comprehensive treatment of British and American films adapted from modern British plays. Offering insights into the mutually profitable relationship between the newest performance medium and the most ancient. With each chapter written by an expert in the field, Modern British Drama on Screen focuses on key playwrights of the period including George Bernard Shaw, Somerset Maugham, Terence Rattigan, Noel Coward and John Osborne and the most significant British drama of the past century from Pygmalion to The Madness of George III. Most chapters are devoted to single plays and the transformations they underwent in the move from stage to screen. Ideally suited for classroom use, this book offers a semester's worth of introductory material for the study of theater and film in modern Britain, widely acknowledged as a world center of dramatic productions for both the stage and screen.

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