|Author:||Richard Griffiths,Clive Merrison,Frances de la Tour and a Full Cast,Alan Bennett|
|Book title:||The History Boys (dramatization)|
|Category:||Arts & Photography|
|Rating:||4.3 / 5|
|Publisher:||BBC Audiobooks; Dramatization edition (July 13, 2007)|
|Other format:||lrf doc mobi docx|
After a sell out national tour and an extended stage run, Alan Bennetts phenomenally successful play transfers to BBC Radio 3. Richard Griffiths, Clive Merrison and Frances de la Tour star as part of the National Theater cast. At a boys grammar school in Sheffield, eight boys are being coached for the Oxbridge entrance exams. It is the mid-eighties, and the main concern of the unruly bunch of bright sixth formers is getting out, starting universityand starting life. At the heart of The History Boys are four characters, each with contrasting outlooks on teaching and school: Hector, an eccentric English teacher with no interest in exams; Irwin, a young supply teacher who sees history as entertainment; Mrs. Lintott, a traditionalist, who teaches history, not histrionics; and, a Headmaster obsessed with results. Staff room rivalry and the anarchy of adolescence collide in an intensely moving and thought provoking play.