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    DescriptionAn 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 premiered at the National in May 2004.


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    Title
    The History Boys
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alan Bennett
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 144
    Width: 126 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 118 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780571224647
    ISBN 10: 0571224644
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.2
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DD
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC22: 822.914
    Libri: ENGM1060
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 14
    Ingram Subject Code: PY
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 630
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 89
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 822/.914
    Libri: AMER3790
    B&T Approval Code: T25300000
    BISAC V2.8: DRA003000
    LC classification: PR6052.E5, PR6052.E5 H57 2006
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    BISAC region code: 1.1.2.2.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: DD
    Publisher
    FABER & FABER
    Imprint name
    Faber & Faber Plays
    Publication date
    04 April 2006
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Alan Bennett has been one of our leading dramatists since the success of Beyond the Fringe in the 1960s. His television series Talking Heads has become a modern-day classic, as have many of his works for the stage including Forty Years On, The Lady in the Van, A Question of Attribution, The Madness of George III (together with the Oscar-nominated screenplay The Madness of King George), and an adaptation of Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows. At the National Theatre, London, The History Boys won numerous awards including Evening Standard and Critics' Circle awards for Best Play, an Olivier for Best New Play and the South Bank Award. On Broadway, The History Boys won five New York Drama Desk Awards, four Outer Critics' Circle Awards, a New York Drama Critics' Award, a New York Drama League Award and six Tonys. The Habit of Art opened at the National in 2009; in 2012, People, as well as the two short plays Hymn and Cocktail Sticks, was also staged there. His collection of prose Untold Stories won the PEN/Ackerley Prize for autobiography, 2006. Recent works of fiction are The Uncommon Reader and Smut: Two Unseemly Stories.
    Review quote
    "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." --"The Guardian" "Brilliantly funny . . . "The History Boys" is moving, disquieting: one follows it with a heart brimful . . . His finest work in decades." --"Financial Times"