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by Steve Lewis,Chris Megson,Jenny Stevens,Willy Russell

eBook Educating Rita (Student Editions) download ISBN: 0713687568
Author: Steve Lewis,Chris Megson,Jenny Stevens,Willy Russell
Publisher: Methuen Drama; Student edition (July 2, 2009)
Language: English
Pages: 192
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Willy Russell, born in Whiston near Liverpool, is one of the most popular and successful contemporary playwrights whose works are studied in schools and colleges.

Willy Russell, born in Whiston near Liverpool, is one of the most popular and successful contemporary playwrights whose works are studied in schools and colleges. His plays include: One for the Road, Stags and Hens, Educating Rita, Blood Brothers, Our Day Out and Shirley Valentine.

by Willy Russell First published 1980. Showing 1-18 of 18. Educating Rita (Paperback). Published May 10th 2001 by Bloomsbury Methuen Drama. Methuen Modern Plays, Paperback, 96 pages. ISBN: 0713687568 (ISBN13: 9780713687569).

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'One way of describing Educating Rita would be to say that it was about the meaning of education ... Another would be to say that it was about the meaning of life. A third, that it is a cross between Pygmailion and Lucky Jim. A fourth, that it is simply a marvellous play, painfully funny and passionately serious; a hilarious social documentary; a fairy-tale with a quizzical, half-happy ending.' Sunday Times

Educating Rita, which portrays a working-class Liverpool woman's hunger for education, premiered at the RSC Warehouse, London, in 1980 and won the SWET award for Best Comedy of the Year. It was subsequently made into a highly successful film with Michael Caine and Julie Walters and won the 1983 BAFTA award for Best Film.

Commentary and notes by Steve Lewis.

Comments: (7)
This version of Educating Rita is quite extensive. My wife and I saw the play recently and I wanted to review some of the dialogue to get more from it. This edition contains all the dialogue, stage directions, etc that you'd expect plus a lot of background information on the playwright. Good value and good information.
So funny and touching. Great roles. Love this play.
Great edition for anyone studying the book, and just the text its self, though it is an update from the old version. It's slightly different to the original text to relieve it of a lot of its 80's links. Gives a basic understanding of all the literary/other references in there with one click, in case you ARE Rita, and not Frank.
I got the book and was surprised to see a hole in the front that went through the hard bound cover and a good portion of the book. While it doesn't obstruct any of the text, (and I found it somewhat humorous that there was a mysterious hole), that was not mentioned in the description of the product.
Great read
Easily forgettable. Spoiler alert: This book is irreverant as Dude Where's My Car? But is reading instead of watching.
This cheerful little story is a modern day version of Shaw's 'Pygmalion'. Originally it was a play.

Rita, a Liverpool lady in a working-class area, is determined to make something of herself and find out more about English literature. She enrols as a mature student and her tutor, a habitual drinker who's washed up, finds her refreshingly interesting compared to the usual kids in his lectures.

Rita's husband isn't sold on this new fancy stuff, and wants her to start having babies like all the other women. The tutor enjoys awakening Rita's enquiring mind to all the world of poetry, plays and prose. His enjoyment is spoiled when he realises that Rita has grown past the lectures he gives and can find out more from summer schools and her own classmates. The story is not a complete romance but ends on a note of change.

This was beautifully filmed in Dublin, with Trinity College and the rooms of the Literary and Historical Society featuring as well as night spots around the city.
Another thrift shop bargain that I picked up by chance. Like most people I've seen the movie with Michael Caine and Julie Walters but I wanted to see what they "play" version was like with only "Rita" and "Frank" seen at any given moment.

It is actually quite enlightening, the discourse is perky and colourful and the other characters we verbally "meet" in the play are only one dimensional in the sense they are talked about but never seen by the audience. However this does not make them any less real and we soon start to believe in their existence even though we never get to see them in the flesh.

This particular Longman book is quite good in that it gives a sturdy and interesting preface from Willy Russell himself, along with a fairly comprehensive glossary at the end and a reasonable study programme, rather basic if you are a graduate student but still useful for anyone who is a literature buff, be they beginner or expert.

Not bad for a book that cost less than a dollar is all I can say!