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The History Boys in Context

Literary Contexts

Alan Bennett’s 'The History Boys' is set in 1983, a time when England was rife with class conflict and political reform. This video examines the events and tensions that inform Bennett’s play, from the changing roles of teachers to the social attitudes towards the gay community. It provides a valuable accompaniment to Senior English students studying The History Boys.

Rating: E
Production Year: 2019
Duration: 10 min
Series: Literary Contexts
Printable Resources: Yes

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