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)
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.See all Editorial Reviews
As a gay man I hated the anti hero of this plot. He is charismatic enough that we are almost prepared to forgive him for making the school into his personal playground. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Murray C. Gauntlett
The History boys is a delightful comedy of culture with unforgettable characters. It may seem on the surface to be about the English public school system and the common problems... Read morePublished 7 days ago by E Kyle StClaire jr
This is mostly my problem. I misread the ad and thought this was for the play version of the script. It was okay. The material was not as risky as I thought it would have been. Read morePublished 7 months ago by John
It arrived super quick and was exactly what I was expecting. Great stuff, cheers.Published 11 months ago by Claire
A controversial play which entertains the reader/audience with wild eccentricity, at the same time delving into the flaws of the characters. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Mrs P Szadowski
I JUST LOVED READING THE PLAY.
IT AUGMENTED THE MOVIE.
WORTH EVERY PENNIE.
I JUST LOVED THE INTRODUCTION, A MUST READ
IRWIN'S CHARACTER IS THE BALANCE THE... Read more
Alan Bennett began delighting the theater-going world almost before he needed to shave, being one of the mad troupe of "Beyond the Fringe" that tromped onto Broadway as... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Bellabell