The Perks of Old School Intertextuality

Stephen Chbosky's The Perks of Being a Wallflower is an immensely popular novel- and in essence, a coming of age novel. We're following Charlie through his (sometimes) awkward high school years,and everything that comes along with that- the love interests, the drugs, the music, the literature.  So much literature. The character of Charlie's teacher Bill seems to … Continue reading The Perks of Old School Intertextuality

“Sheer, Calculated Silliness” – The Lessons of The History Boys

Irwin's comment that he doesn't "think there is time" for Hector's kind of teaching anymore is a sad one - and applies well outside of the context of Alan Bennet's The History Boys. Whilst the play does pit Irwin and Hector's teaching methods against each other : Dakin- We don't know who we are sir. … Continue reading “Sheer, Calculated Silliness” – The Lessons of The History Boys