The play is essentially about the impact of education on the lives of two people and it therefore does not need to distract the audience with Rita and Frank's other relationships and concerns.
symbolises power as Frank has the power to change is life because he
is educated, but Rita wants to become educated so she can change her
way of life and culture.
Firstly there is Frank
with a good job as a teacher and a large house and is well educated,
who is contrasted with Rita who has a council house, works as a
hairdresser and is not well educated.
Willy Russell’s play, Educating Rita, written in 1979, is a story about a typical lower class woman called Rita who decides she wants to lead an ‘educated life’ and she tries to do this by getting a private tutor called Frank to teach her, but learning to lead an educated life proves to be not what she expected....
The play, ‘Educating Rita’, written by Willy Russell is very entertaining, although there are only two characters, hence the reason it is a two-handed play.
Rita sees and understands the importance of being well educated, but for Rita, education helps her to overcome her background and break away from the traditional role expected of a woman in the 1970s....
Rita’s education is not restricted to scholastic learning alone, her transformation from the uneducated Rita to the educated Susan is all encompassing.
A straightforward example of how this works is to give a low set KS3 class who are stuck with ‘’ and ‘’, discourse markers which sequence simple materials such as: ; ask them to find ideas to match with each discourse marker before and then write this up.
She has a husband called Denny who disapproves of Rita’s decision of enrolling on a course at the Open University, as he is worried she is going to turn into a different, more educated woman.
A native of the Republic of Georgia, Paata Tsikurishvili is the innovative, award-winning Artistic Director of and an educator with over 20 years of experience fusing the classical elements of drama, movement, dance, mime and music. since Synetic Theater's founding in 2001, Mr. Tsikurishvili has directed and performed in: Hamlet...the rest is silence; The Master and Margarita; The Crackpots; Dracula; Host and Guest and Frankenstein. He has also directed the company's productions of Salome, Bohemians, Jason and the Argonauts, The Dybbuk, Faust, Macbeth, animal Farm, The Fall of the House of usher, A Christmas Carol, Romeo and Juliet, Carmen, Dante, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Antony and Cleopatra, Othello, King Arthur, Kind Lear and Don Quixote. Synetic's inaugural production, Hamlet...the rest is silence received three Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Director, Outstanding Resident Play and Outstanding Choreography. Over the past ten seasons, Mr. Tsikurishvili's work has drawn critical acclaim and garnered 79 Helen Hayes Award Nominations and 21 Helen Hayes Awards, including three awards for Outstanding Resident Play. Personally, Mr. Trikurishvili has earned 26 individual Helen Hayes Award Nominations and nine individual Helen Hayes Awards, receiving the Award for Outstanding director four times.
To help me to do this I will look at: Cultural context and setting, for example, why was the play set in the North of England, and how does it help the play.
The two characters are Frank and Rita; Frank is a middle class university professor, who has been very well educated and has a partner called Julia....
How does the playwright show the changes in Rita, and in her tutor Frank, in two key scenes of the play (1.6 and 2.3) "Educating Rita" displays the major changes that occur in the main character, an initially narrow minded, outspoken and socially naïve Liverpudlian trapped by her working class life.
I don’t want to use any medium as a platform for displaying the smallness and hopelessness of man.” Willy Russell wrote Educating Rita as a comedy, he wanted to write a funny play to be watched and not to be studied....