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In this winner of the Olivier, Evening Standard, and London Critics' Circle Awards, an unruly bunch of bright, funny sixth-form boys are in pursuit of sex, sport, and a place at the university. A maverick English teacher is at odds with the young and shrewd supply teacher. A headmaster obsessed is with results and a history teacher who thinks he's a fool. Alan Bennett's funny and touching play, The History Boys is about staffroom rivalry, the anarchy of adolescence, and the purpose of education. [IMG:L]Ben Brantley of The New York Times called The History Boys, "a highly articulate examination of academic game-playing," and London's Financial Times wrote that playwright Bennett is, "still naughty, impish [and] endlessly ironic. But by the end, tears are as near as laughter. The History Boys is moving and disquieting: one follows it with a heart brimful." Read up on The History Boys and 14 other new shows in The 2006 Spring Preview!

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