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    “Educating Rita” written in 1980 by Willy Russell, is a play that explores the way in which a working class Liverpudlian woman, Rita (Susan), follows the change from unhappiness to happiness. The story is a comedy, which revolves around the growing personal relationship between Rita, and her Open University Literature tutor, Dr. Frank Byrant. Russell often mocks many parts of society at a time when the play was set including education, social class and patriarchy. Rita is used to create comedy within

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    document is the scene 6, Act 1, from a play called « Educating Rita ». In this scene, the main character Rita just went to see a play McBeth and is now having a conversation about it with her tutor. The last document is the speech of J.K Rowling to Harvard’s students. How to become a part of the Great British history ? Great Britain has many world-known, myths, authors and universities. For example, we can see in the extract of Educating Rita, in which Rita just comes from the theatre where she saw MacBeth

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    Review of Educating Rita Educating Rita is a dramatic and comedic play about the differences in social class and education in Britain. The play takes place in the nineteen-seventies to the nineteen-eighties and is furthermore written by English playwright, lyricist, and composer William Russell. William Russell, also known as Willy Russell, was once a hairdresser himself, just like Rita. Though, today he is better known as the playwright of many successful plays, such as Shirley Valentine and Blood

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    “THE STRUGGLES OF TRANSITIONS ARE WORTH THE EFFORT.” In todays issue, we will be reviewing Willy Russell’s 1980 play “Educating Rita”. Rita grew up in a lower class family in England. Here, she worked as a hairdresser before being compelled to change her future. She began taking up a course in literature with none other than Dr. Frank Bryant, the drunken mess of the Open University. In comparison, we will also be addressing Alan Jay Lerner’s 1964 musical, “My Fair Lady”, which follows Eliza Doolittle’s

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    Educating Rita by Willy Russell "Educating Rita", is a two-handed play which only has two characters and one set. "Educating Rita" was written in 1985 by Willy Russell, it looks at how the relationship between two people, Rita and Frank, develops as the play goes on. "Educating Rita" is the story of Rita, a hairdresser who decides to go to University in order to discover who she really is. When she arrives at University she meets Frank, a lazy alcoholic who doesn't

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    The Effect of Summer School on Rita in Educating Rita by Willy Russell 'Of course; you don't do Blake without doing innocence and experience, do y?' When Frank explains to Rita that after summer school they will study William Blake, Rita says that she has already studied Blake and implies in such a way that she almost disgraces Frank. Before summer school Rita has only been taught Frank and has only learnt his ideas, when she gains her own confidence she then challenges

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    Changes in Rita's Character throughout Educating Rita With reference to the social context of the play, discuss the ways in which Willy Russell shows the changes in Rita’s character throughout Educating Rita. In the play Educating Rita by Willy Russell there are two main characters, Rita and Frank. Rita is a twenty six year old uneducated hairdresser. She wants a better life for herself; she wants to have an education. She didn’t get a full education at school as she says, ‘See, if I’d

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    Changes in Rita in Act Two Scene One of Educating Rita Willy Russell was born in Whiston, near Liverpool, England, in 1947. Russell has written a string of popular, award-winning plays and musicals, but perhaps one of the most well known is Educating Rita. In this play Willy Russell is very much producing a mirror image of parts of his life. As a child and growing up he didn’t care much for school, he considered himself a kid from the ’D’ stream and a piece of factory fodder. Eventually

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    the Characters and Themes in Educating Rita GCSE Coursework: In what ways is Act 1 Scene 1 of “Educating Rita” a good introduction to the play’s main characters and themes? Do you think Willy Russell has made his opening dramatic and entertaining? “I’m coming in aren’t I? It’s that stupid bleedin’ handle on the door!” is not the way in which we would expect a new university student to talk to a lecture she had never meet before, but as we later find out, Rita, is not a stereotypical student

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    where one identifies what they truly want and breaks the mould and expectations of society to do this. Examining texts such as ‘Educating Rita’ and ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ in addition to my own personal experience will bring forth an understanding of how society affects growing up and transition into new phases of life into a larger world. The text ‘Educating Rita’ is set Britain in the 1970’s, where a woman’s role was to have a family and look after it by staying at home and in the kitchen

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    Explore how Change is presented in George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion and Willy Russell’s Educating Rita. Educating Rita is a modern adaptation of Pygmalion, which is based on a figure in Greek mythology when a sculptor named Pygmalion carves a woman out of ivory but ends up falling in love with her. These two books follow the journeys of two women, one in the early 1900s named Eliza and one in the 1960s named Rita. They both enlist the help of teachers to try and guide them into a higher class of society

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    Within Educating Rita it could be argued that Russell is trying to depict an aspect of conflict within class and culture in the UK- the play itself being in the context of the country during the 1980’s where the rise of Thatcherism grasped many industrialised areas of Britain, thus Russell attempts to depict the importance of education with in this era to those who wanted to escape from the lower end of the social scale. This directly affects one of the two characters in the play, Rita. Who- due

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    The Portrayal of Metamorphosis in Educating Rita by Willy Russell In this essay, I am going to discuss the portrayal of metamorphosis in Willy Russell’s ‘Educating Rita.’ I am going to write about how the play’s two round characters, Frank and Rita, change their attitudes, confidence, lifestyle, appearance and their overall look on life throughout the course of the play. To do this, I will analyse Frank and Rita at the start of the play and then go on to comment on

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    Humour within the Play Educating Rita Educating Rita has survived as a popular play in production because Willy Russell successfully combines humour with serious themes. Educating Rita, a play written in 1979, and by 1983 the fourth most popular play in Britain, remains a favourite of the British today. Based partly on his own experiences, Willy Russell created a theatrical masterpiece, remarkably with only two characters. So we ask ourselves the question: how did he accomplish this? I

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    Willy Russell, ‘Educating Rita’ 27/11/07 ‘Educating Rita’ explores the way in which a woman, in her late twenties, Rita, has to deal with everyday life, conflict change and different phases as she becomes educated. The play is based on Willy Russell’s own life. At the start of the play, Frank is a more relaxed character. Rita is a hyper and open minded character, searching for adventure. She comes from the working class society and tries to become educated

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    ducating rita How does Willy Russell show change in the main character in Educating Rita?   Educating Rita is a drama which was first published as a play in 1983, written by Willy Russell; subsequently, it was made into a film which quickly became a box-office hit. The play consists of a particular theme (education) and it explores the processes that inflict change upon the main character Rita.   The content of the storyline was considered to be quite controversial and diverse for it’s time

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    Educating Rita: Society, Education and Self-Reflection Usa Padgate * Abstract Educating Rita is a play written by Willy Russell, an English playwright from Liverpool. It was voted ‘Best Comedy of the Year’ when performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1980. By 1983 it had risen to be the fourth most popular play on the British stage. In the same year it was transformed into a film and won the BAFTA Best Film Award as well as Academy Award nominations, proving its appeal and popularity

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    New stages of experience often bring about growth and change in one’s life. As one experiences new phases in their life, change is an implicit part of moving ‘into the world’. This is clearly demonstrated in the play Educating Rita, by Willy Russell, where Rita’s growth and change comes about with her education and experiences in her social, working-class life. The Devil Wears Prada, directed by David Frankes and an interview titled 2 of us, John van Tigglemen, also demonstrate how new stages

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    Into The World – 'Educating Rita' Will Russell “Moving into an unfamiliar world will always be accompanied by challenges but such transitions create an environment for personal growth” People encounter different ways in which they encounter new stages of experience that bring about change and growth in their life, these aspects of personal growth and transitions into the the world or new phases of an individuals life is clearly evident in Willy Russell's text 'Educating Rita' and the two related

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    with their mother. When Jackie is upset with Isabel, the children are upset with Isabel. The children and the mother’s emotions are intertwined. On the other hand, Rita slightly contrasts the two families above as she appears to be rigidly disengaged instead of enmeshed. Rita and Denny are not intimately close. This is illustrated as Rita responds to a question by saying, “loyalty? I [have] you know, I [have] tried to explain it to my husband … I think he [is] thick” (Gilbert, 1983). Rita’s family

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