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The history boys

Author: Alan Bennett
Publisher: New York : Faber and Faber, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : Drama : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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Publisher description: 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Bennett
ISBN: 9780571224647 0571224644
OCLC Number: 66528179
Notes: "Originally published in 2004 by Faber and Faber Limited, Great Britain"--T.p. verso.
Awards: "Winner of the Tony Award for Best Play"
Description: xxvii, 109 p. ; 21 cm.
Responsibility: Alan Bennett.

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Publisher description: 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.

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"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." Read more...

 
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