History Theatre / TheHistoryBoys

21st Jul '16 8:47:13 PM wrestlingdog909
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* AnalogyBackfire: Film-only exchange between the evangelizing P.E. teacher and Scripps (the student who spends a lot of time in church)
-->'''Gym teacher:''' God doesn't do notes, either. Did Jesus say, 'Can I be excused the Crucifixion?' No!
-->'''Scripps''' Actually, sir, I think he did.
2nd Jul '16 2:01:29 PM JamesAustin
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->'''Dakin''': "Are we scarred for life, do you think?"
->'''Scripps''': "We must hope so."

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->'''Dakin''': "Are ->'''Dakin:''' Are we scarred for life, do you think?"
->'''Scripps''': "We
think?
->'''Scripps:''' We
must hope so."
so.
24th Oct '15 1:29:01 AM Karxrida
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* ButThisIsRidiculous:
-->"'You can suck me off next week'! I've heard of a busy schedule but this is ridiculous."
18th May '15 1:54:22 AM PaulA
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A stage play by Alan Bennett and later a 2006 film, ''The History Boys'' follows a group of mostly bright students from a Sheffield [[UsefulNotes/BritishEducationSystem grammar school]] as they prepare to sit the {{Oxbridge}} examinations, all hoping to study history. Taught their facts by Mrs. Lintott and culture by the inspirational Mr. Hector, they suddenly find things shaken up by the arrival of the temporary contract teacher Mr. Irwin, who aims to get them through their exams by cheating.[[note]]Possibly.[[/note]] Throughout the term, issues arise between the different teachers and [[DeanBitterman the headmaster]] about how and what the boys should be taught, while the boys themselves grapple with their relationships to their classmates, their goals and their teachers. The movie deals frankly with both student-teacher relationships and the perceptions of homosexuality in the 1980s, but despite its serious moments, it never loses its razor wit, ultimately managing to be both thought-provoking and fun.

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A stage play by Alan Bennett Creator/AlanBennett and later a 2006 film, ''The History Boys'' follows a group of mostly bright students from a Sheffield [[UsefulNotes/BritishEducationSystem grammar school]] as they prepare to sit the {{Oxbridge}} examinations, all hoping to study history. Taught their facts by Mrs. Lintott and culture by the inspirational Mr. Hector, they suddenly find things shaken up by the arrival of the temporary contract teacher Mr. Irwin, who aims to get them through their exams by cheating.[[note]]Possibly.[[/note]] Throughout the term, issues arise between the different teachers and [[DeanBitterman the headmaster]] about how and what the boys should be taught, while the boys themselves grapple with their relationships to their classmates, their goals and their teachers. The movie deals frankly with both student-teacher relationships and the perceptions of homosexuality in the 1980s, but despite its serious moments, it never loses its razor wit, ultimately managing to be both thought-provoking and fun.



* DeadpanSnarker: Being AlanBennett, you're in for a World of Snark, but Scripps stands out for sheer driness.

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* DeadpanSnarker: Being AlanBennett, Alan Bennett, you're in for a World of Snark, but Scripps stands out for sheer driness.
2nd Sep '14 1:36:48 PM wrestlingdog909
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** The boys are technically adults[[note]]Though under the English legal age of consent for male homosexual acts at the time the play is set (21).[[/note]]. While that doesn't excuse what Hector does, the Headmaster is a bigot and a hypocrite for damning Hector's behaviour while he himself gropes his (female) secretary, who is about the same age as the boys.

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** The boys are technically adults[[note]]Though under the English legal age of consent for male homosexual acts at the time the play is set (21).[[/note]]. While that doesn't excuse what Hector does, the Headmaster is a bigot and a hypocrite for damning Hector's behaviour while he himself gropes his (female) secretary, who is about the same age as the boys. [[spoiler: Dakin uses this as an argument to get Hector his job back. It works... sort of.]]


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* FiredTeacher: Hector is not technically fired but pressured to resign after [[spoiler: he is seen fondling a student on his motorbike.]], but it's also, to some degree, a way to get rid of him and his teaching style. [[spoiler: Hector is ultimately able to get his job back, after pressure from Dakin, but Hector is killed in an accident on his way home from school anyway]].
29th May '14 6:44:04 AM j9ac9k
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* HaveAGayOldTime: played with in the 'make it gay' line from 'Wish me luck as you wave me goodbye'.
21st Dec '13 12:06:48 PM LongLiveHumour
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A stage play by Alan Bennett and later a 2006 film, ''The History Boys'' follows a group of mostly bright students from a Sheffield [[BritishEducationSystem grammar school]] as they prepare to sit the {{Oxbridge}} examinations, all hoping to study history. Taught their facts by Mrs. Lintott and culture by the inspirational Mr. Hector, they suddenly find things shaken up by the arrival of the temporary contract teacher Mr. Irwin, who aims to get them through their exams by cheating.[[note]]Possibly.[[/note]] Throughout the term, issues arise between the different teachers and [[DeanBitterman the headmaster]] about how and what the boys should be taught, while the boys themselves grapple with their relationships to their classmates, their goals and their teachers. The movie deals frankly with both student-teacher relationships and the perceptions of homosexuality in the 1980s, but despite its serious moments, it never loses its razor wit, ultimately managing to be both thought-provoking and fun.

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A stage play by Alan Bennett and later a 2006 film, ''The History Boys'' follows a group of mostly bright students from a Sheffield [[BritishEducationSystem [[UsefulNotes/BritishEducationSystem grammar school]] as they prepare to sit the {{Oxbridge}} examinations, all hoping to study history. Taught their facts by Mrs. Lintott and culture by the inspirational Mr. Hector, they suddenly find things shaken up by the arrival of the temporary contract teacher Mr. Irwin, who aims to get them through their exams by cheating.[[note]]Possibly.[[/note]] Throughout the term, issues arise between the different teachers and [[DeanBitterman the headmaster]] about how and what the boys should be taught, while the boys themselves grapple with their relationships to their classmates, their goals and their teachers. The movie deals frankly with both student-teacher relationships and the perceptions of homosexuality in the 1980s, but despite its serious moments, it never loses its razor wit, ultimately managing to be both thought-provoking and fun.
6th Aug '13 6:20:56 PM Willbyr
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->Dakin: "Are we scarred for life, do you think?"
->Scripps: "We must hope so."

A stage play by Alan Bennett and later a 2006 film, ''The History Boys'' follows a group of mostly bright students from a Sheffield [[BritishEducationSystem grammar school]] as they prepare to sit the {{Oxbridge}} examinations, all hoping to study history. Taught their facts by Mrs. Lintott and culture by the inspirational Mr. Hector, they suddenly find things shaken up by the arrival of the temporary contract teacher Mr. Irwin, who aims to get them through their exams by cheating.[[hottip:* :Possibly.]] Throughout the term, issues arise between the different teachers and [[DeanBitterman the headmaster]] about how and what the boys should be taught, while the boys themselves grapple with their relationships to their classmates, their goals and their teachers. The movie deals frankly with both student-teacher relationships and the perceptions of homosexuality in the 1980s, but despite its serious moments, it never loses its razor wit, ultimately managing to be both thought-provoking and fun.

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->Dakin: ->'''Dakin''': "Are we scarred for life, do you think?"
->Scripps: ->'''Scripps''': "We must hope so."

A stage play by Alan Bennett and later a 2006 film, ''The History Boys'' follows a group of mostly bright students from a Sheffield [[BritishEducationSystem grammar school]] as they prepare to sit the {{Oxbridge}} examinations, all hoping to study history. Taught their facts by Mrs. Lintott and culture by the inspirational Mr. Hector, they suddenly find things shaken up by the arrival of the temporary contract teacher Mr. Irwin, who aims to get them through their exams by cheating.[[hottip:* :Possibly.]] [[note]]Possibly.[[/note]] Throughout the term, issues arise between the different teachers and [[DeanBitterman the headmaster]] about how and what the boys should be taught, while the boys themselves grapple with their relationships to their classmates, their goals and their teachers. The movie deals frankly with both student-teacher relationships and the perceptions of homosexuality in the 1980s, but despite its serious moments, it never loses its razor wit, ultimately managing to be both thought-provoking and fun.fun.



** The boys are technically adults[[hottip:*:Though under the English legal age of consent for male homosexual acts at the time the play is set (21).]]. While that doesn't excuse what Hector does, the Headmaster is a bigot and a hypocrite for damning Hector's behaviour while he himself gropes his (female) secretary, who is about the same age as the boys.
* BilingualBonus: The completely hilarious french class scene is left untranslated, and is not terribly short either. There isn't one on the DVD, but some productions will include one in the program.
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:The death of Hector and the fate of some of the boys]]

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** The boys are technically adults[[hottip:*:Though adults[[note]]Though under the English legal age of consent for male homosexual acts at the time the play is set (21).]].[[/note]]. While that doesn't excuse what Hector does, the Headmaster is a bigot and a hypocrite for damning Hector's behaviour while he himself gropes his (female) secretary, who is about the same age as the boys.
* BilingualBonus: The completely hilarious french French class scene is left untranslated, and is not terribly short either. There isn't one on the DVD, but some productions will include one in the program.
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:The death of Hector and the fate of some of the boys]]boys.]]



-->"Hector, a grope is a grope. It is not the Annunciation."

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-->"Hector, --->"Hector, a grope is a grope. It is not the Annunciation."



-->Timms: Most of the stuff poetry's about hasn't happened to us yet!
-->Hector: But it will, Timms, it will. And when it does you'll have the antidote ready.

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-->Timms: -->'''Timms''': Most of the stuff poetry's about hasn't happened to us yet!
-->Hector: -->'''Hector''': But it will, Timms, it will. And when it does you'll have the antidote ready.


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3rd Aug '13 11:24:35 AM TamiTam
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* EverybodySmokes: Or at least, a lot of the students and all of the teachers do at some point or another.
* EveryoneIsBi: With the massive amount of HoYay, and the fact that Hector has a wife and that Dakin has a girlfriend, it seems like almost everyone is flexible to some degree.

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* EverybodySmokes: Or at least, a lot of the students and all of the teachers do at some point or another.
another, fitting for the time period it is set in.
* EveryoneIsBi: With the massive amount of HoYay, and the fact that Hector has a wife and that Dakin has a girlfriend, it seems like almost everyone is flexible to some degree.degree (barring the explicitly homosexual Posner).


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* LastNameBasis: Most of the boys.
10th Apr '13 11:32:00 PM Outis
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** The boys are technically adults[[hottip:*:Though under the English legal age of consent for male homosexual acts at the time the play is set (21).]]. While that doesn't excuse what Hector does, the Headmaster is a bigot and a hypocrite for damning Hector's behaviour while he himself gropes his (female) secretary, who is about the same age as the boys.
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