The History Boys

  • Filename: the-history-boys.
  • ISBN: 9780865479715
  • Release Date: 2006
  • Number of pages: 107
  • Author: Alan Bennett
  • Publisher: Macmillan



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

  • 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.

The History Boys

  • Filename: the-history-boys.
  • ISBN: 0571224725
  • Release Date: 2004-01-01
  • Number of pages: 109
  • 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 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 premiegrave;red at the National in May 2004. 'One of our most considerable as well as one of our most enjoyable playwrights.' Times Literary Supplement 'What makes Bennett remarkable is a linguistic spark, an unerring sense for the right word.' Spectator

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

  • 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

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 GCSE Student Guide

  • Filename: the-history-boys-gcse-student-guide.
  • ISBN: 9781474229852
  • 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.

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

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 Uncommon Reader

  • Filename: the-uncommon-reader.
  • ISBN: 9780571246786
  • Release Date: 2008-09-04
  • Number of pages: 128
  • Author: Alan Bennett
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber



The Uncommon Reader is none other than HM the Queen who drifts accidentally into reading when her corgis stray into a mobile library parked at Buckingham Palace. She reads widely ( JR Ackerley, Jean Genet, Ivy Compton Burnett and the classics) and intelligently. Her reading naturally changes her world view and her relationship with people like the oleaginous prime minister and his repellent advisers. She comes to question the prescribed order of the world and loses patience with much that she has to do. In short, her reading is subversive. The consequence is, of course, surprising, mildly shocking and very funny.

The History Boys

  • Filename: the-history-boys.
  • ISBN: 0571335802
  • Release Date: 2017-04-20
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Alan Bennett
  • Publisher:



Designed to meet the requirements for students at GCSE and A level, this accessible educational edition offers the complete text of The History Boys with a comprehensive study guide. Highlights of Andrew Bruff's guide include: – detailed analyses of character, theme and structure; – a clear introduction to the context of the play and its auth∨ – key quotations and activities both for the student working alone and in the classroom. 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 award-winning and hugely popular play, staffroom rivalry and the anarchy of adolescence provoke insistent questions about history and how you teach it, about education and its purpose.

The History Man

  • Filename: the-history-man.
  • ISBN: 9781509823383
  • Release Date: 2017-06-01
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Malcolm Bradbury
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan



With an introduction by James Naughtie Take a Valium. Have a party. Go on a demo. Shoot a soldier. Make a bang. Bed a friend. That’s your problem-solving system . . . But haven’t we tried all that? Howard Kirk, product of the Swinging Sixties, radical university lecturer, and one half of a very modern marriage, is throwing a party. The night will have all sorts of repercussions: for Henry Beamish, Howard’s desperate and easily neglected friend, and for Howard’s wife Barbara, promiscuous ’70s liberal and exhausted victim of motherhood. The History Man is Malcolm Bradbury’s masterpiece, the definitive campus novel and one of the most influential novels of the 1970s. Funny, disconcerting and provocative, Bradbury brilliantly satirizes a world of academic power struggles as his anti-hero seduces his away around campus. But beneath the surface is an altogether more affecting portrait: it reveals a marriage in crisis and demonstrates the fragility of the human heart.

The History Boys

  • Filename: the-history-boys.
  • ISBN: 9780571335831
  • Release Date: 2017-04-18
  • Number of pages: 160
  • Author: Alan Bennett
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber



Designed to meet the requirements for students at GCSE and A level, this accessible educational edition offers the complete text of The History Boys with a comprehensive study guide. Highlights of Andrew Bruff's guide include: - detailed analyses of character, theme and structure; - a clear introduction to the context of the play and its author; - key quotations and activities both for the student working alone and in the classroom. 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 award-winning and hugely popular play, staffroom rivalry and the anarchy of adolescence provoke insistent questions about history and how you teach it, about education and its purpose.

The Laying On of Hands

  • Filename: the-laying-on-of-hands.
  • ISBN: 0312290519
  • Release Date: 2002-06-01
  • Number of pages: 198
  • Author: Alan Bennett
  • Publisher: Macmillan



A collection of three stories dealing with human behavior and motivations includes "Father! Father! Burning Bright," "Miss Fozzard Finds Her Feet," and the title story, a satirical account of a memorial service for a special masseur.

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