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Play and film scripts for The History Boys aka Hector's Boys , 2004-2005

MS. Bennett 166

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Scripts for stage play and for film, released in the UK on 13 Oct. 2006.
  1. (fols. 1-88) Typed play script titled "Final version. Updated 13 July 2004", annotated. Same script as above but cuts have been made using thick pen, making parts of original unreadable.
  2. (fols. 89-91) photocopy of an amended typescript, later titled by Bennett ‘Old Spunk’, with a note ‘incorporated into The Holy Days (March ’02)’
  3. (fols. 92-181) Handwritten notes on film version, undated.
  4. (fols. 182-499) Typed film script titled "Screenplay. First draft. Nov. 2004", annotated by Alan Bennett.
  5. (fols. 500-626) Typed film script titled "History Boys 1 Apr. 2005", missing front cover.


  • 2004-2005


626 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Bennett 166

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom