Educating Rita

Educating Rita

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Description

Educating Rita, about a working-class Liverpool girl's hunger for education, 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 premiered at the RSC Warehouse, London, in June 1980. Voted Best Comedy of 1980, it was subsequently made into a highly successful film with Michael Caine and Julie Walters.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 6mm | 88g
  • Methuen Drama
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New Edition - New Edition
  • 0413767906
  • 9780413767905
  • 81,045

Review Text

Russell plays don't date, any more than Jane Austen novels - Rita is a universal figure: any of us in a time of transition, increasingly uncomfortable in our old world but, as yet, unproven in the new. Libby Purves, The Times, 28.07.10
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Review quote

'Russell plays don't date, any more than Jane Austin novels- Rita is a universal figure: any of us in a time of transition, increasingly uncomfortable in our old world but, as yet, unproven in the new.' Libby Purves, The Times, 28.07.10 'Willy Russell is a dramatistof exceptional warmth and humanity.' Henry Hitchings, Evening Standard, 28.07.10 'Russell, too easily dismissed as a slavish populist, her seems a cherishably perceptive observer of the vagaries of social class and sexual politics.' Henry Hitchings, Evening Standard, 28.07.10
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About Willy Russell

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 and Shirley Valentine.
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Rating details

3,805 ratings
3.68 out of 5 stars
5 23% (893)
4 36% (1,361)
3 28% (1,079)
2 10% (383)
1 2% (89)
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