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The history boys : the film

Author: Alan Bennett; Nicholas Hytner
Publisher: London : Faber, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What is the purpose of education? Is it to pass exams or is it to encourage a desire for learning? For General Studies teacher Hector, it is to make pupils think for themselves, to ignite a passion for something that can sustain them throughout their lives. Offered by the new substitute, Mr. Irwin, are techniques that are most likely to impress a bored examiner. The precocious grammar school boys chase the Holy  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Bennett; Nicholas Hytner
ISBN: 9780571231737 057123173X
OCLC Number: 70671826
Description: xxvi, 107 pages, [24] pages of plates : color portraits ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction, by Nicholas Hytner --
Film Diary, by Alan Bennett --
Cast and Credits --
The History Boys: the Film.
Responsibility: Alan Bennett & Nicholas Hytner ; adapted from the original stage play by Alan Bennett.

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A 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  Read more...

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