Mini-review – History Boys – The Wyndham

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We saw The History Boys tonight at the Wyndham. It was good, but … well, I really thought it was just not deep, and it just didn’t get into the stuff that would have intrigued me. And I couldn’t help but wonder if its treatment of homosexuality among teenaged boys (and sexual abuse of same was realistic. The boys I knew at that age tended to be way more homophobic than the characters in this play. It did give me lots of nice poems and songs to think about, though, and I sure would have liked it if any of my classes had ever been that fun, with people doing such energetic improv scenes in French and then doing a bit from Now, Voyager. But … I don’t know. It was a fine play but I didn’t find it to have lasting historical impact, just an overall good ensemble production. Frost Nixon kicked its ass six ways to Sunday.

(This review is for a performance that took place on January 26th, 2007. It was copied over from another blog of mine.)

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