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THE HISTORY BOYS: THE FILM.

Bennett, Alan & Hyntner, Nicholas.

ISBN 10: 057123173X / ISBN 13: 9780571231737
Published by FABER., LONDON, 2006
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Fine in a fine dj. Includes a photo insert. Adapted from Alan Bennett's original stage play. Bookseller Inventory # 306726

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Title: THE HISTORY BOYS: THE FILM.

Publisher: FABER., LONDON

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First Edition.

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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.

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Alan Bennett is a renowned playwright and essayist whose screenplay for The Madness of King George was nominated for an Academy Award. He lives in London, England.

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