Essays Tagged: "Educating Rita"

Educating Rita - a description of the story and breakdown of characters

Educating RitaIn this essay I am going to describe the two main characters, Frank and Rita and how t ... en including props, characters positions, body language, actions, movements and facial expressions. Educating Rita is a twentieth century drama about the transformation of Rita, an uneducated, inexper ...

(6 pages) 98 0 2.7 Apr/2002

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Discuss the changes in the characters in Educating Rita and explain how these are portrayed differently in the stage and screen versions of the play.

Discuss the changes in the characters in Educating Rita and explain how these are portrayed differently in the stage and screen versions of t ...

(14 pages) 95 2 4.6 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"Educating Rita" by Willy Russell.

Rita is a working class person who is trapped in life. She is trapped by the mundane routine that sh ... t she is following. She wants to break free of her social class and have choice. When we first meet Rita she proclaims that she wants to know 'Everything' maybe not a feasible goal but an ambitious on ... ous one. She believes by walking into Frank's room she will be taught a whole new culture and class.Rita had begun her education before she stepped foot into Franks room; She had done this by watching ...

(5 pages) 58 1 5.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The Experience of summer school challenges Ritas views of the world. How does Willy Russell make this clear to the reader with his use of literary devices and the culture references in the play.

bout useless information like her visiting the theatre.In conclusion, the literary devices used in 'Educating Rita' succesfully show the reader that the changes that occured to Rita while she was in s ...

(4 pages) 37 0 3.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

EDUCATING RITA: What themes are developed by Willy Russell in his play 'Educating' Rita, and how does he develop his characters to reflect those themes?

Educating Rita by Willy Russell explores the relationship between the two characters involved in the ... breaks away, losing her individuality, as he sees it, to become a 'proper student' he regrets ever educating her, and in despair turns to alcohol. As soon as Rita begins to become properly educated t ... ys. Changes in the characters and the set should show time passing clearly, as done in the film of 'Educating Rita.' Firstly, an obvious way could be having a calendar on the back wall with the months ...

(28 pages) 78 0 3.4 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

(Educating Rita - Willy Russell) --- Russell uses the contrast between Frank and Rita's cultural backgrounds to make both comic and serious points. Which of these do you find more effective?

Educating Rita deals with many cultural issues. Some of these are addressed in a serious manner, whi ... nd more clearly which are more effective, and central to the play, as a whole.~At very beginning of Educating Rita, the cultural differences between Frank and Rita are illustrated.Frank asks Rita her ...

(5 pages) 44 0 0.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

In what ways is "Educating Rita" by Willy Russell effective as a play?

'Educating Rita" is dramatically effective in many ways. It is also recognised as an exceptional play ... ment or fully comprehend how great a change it was for her.The beginnings and endings of scenes in "Educating Rita" are particularly effective as they do not just drift on and off - the endings especi ... ty of focus which works so well in the theatre is lost.One of the most important factors that make 'Educating Rita' so brilliant is the sparkling language of the play. Willy Russell uses humour and co ...

(6 pages) 41 0 5.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Explain your ideas for staging the opening scene of 'Educating Rita'. Show how you think your ideas would be a good reflection of Russell's intention.

poems and sketches. This made him decide that he wanted to do O level English Literature. The play 'Educating Rita' was written in 1985, however, in my staging of the play, I would make it a modern pl ... e. The older members of the audience would be able to relate to Frank.To make my staging ideas for 'Educating Rita' interesting I need to make them entertaining and informative this will keep the audi ...

(8 pages) 22 0 4.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"Educating Rita" a love story

tions it might be possible to find some kind of conclusion.To begin with it is possible to say that Educating Rita does not seem to be a love story in a common sense. Nevertheless there are signs that ... Australia. But Rita has already got her own ideas and plans and is ready to start her new life.Is "Educating Rita" a love story?For a start there are elements of love, undoubtedly. Certainly on Frank ...

(2 pages) 24 0 0.0 Aug/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Two Major Themes in Willy Russell's "Educating Rita".

In Willy Russell's Educating Rita, the issues of class inequalities and the choices of education are the key themes of ... g example of determination and energy are what motivate and inspire him to get going again.Overall, Educating Rita has presented the main issues of class inequality and education effectively through t ...

(3 pages) 57 0 1.0 Aug/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

How does Willy Russell portray the changing relationship between Rita and Frank in "Educating Rita"?

"Educating Rita" is a play dealing with class boundaries and the issues surrounding it, set in 1980s. ... irst, Frank is reluctant to teach her but soon sees her rare qualities and accepts the challenge of educating Rita.Willy Russell portrays the changing relationship through infrequent, but highly symbo ...

(5 pages) 43 0 0.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Being a Reader and Being a Writer

ephen King and Langston Hughes show what it takes to be a writer, while Jorge Borges and the movie, Educating Rita, will show the importance of reading and the drastic changes that it can have on your ... show the importance of reading and the drastic changes that it can have on your life.In the movie, "Educating Rita", the main character, Rita, begins to tutor with Dr. Bryant, a professor at the local ...

(4 pages) 100 0 4.4 Sep/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies

Choose at least two scenes from the play, and explain how they illustrate how Rita changes as the play progresses.

r underachieving at school, due to her not wanting to be more educated than her family and friends.'Educating Rita' was published in 1982, written by Willy Russell. The play tells the story of a unive ... s to bring the statue to life, she takes pity on him and does as he wishes. 'Pygmalion' relates to 'Educating Rita' because both Frank and Pygmalion create something that's not meant to be, Frank indi ...

(6 pages) 35 1 5.0 Apr/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Educating Rita

Educating Rita "Educating Rita"� by the playwright Willy Russell is a thought provoking play ... being better off. The techniques and how the playwright uses them to develop the two characters in "Educating Rita"� are very interesting and varied. At the start of the play Frank is on phone ... his technique also allows the playwright or another writer to come along and continue the story as "Educating Rita 2"�. Another strange thing happens towards the end of the play when Rita relea ...

(8 pages) 20 0 0.0 May/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Educating Rita

EDUCATING RITA."˜Educating Rita' is a film in which the main characters are Frank, an alcoholi ...

(2 pages) 11 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Educating Rita-Characters

Main characters Rita and Frank are the only two characters whom we see on stage, though other people are referred to ... ers whom we see on stage, though other people are referred to by both of them. We hear about Denny, Rita's husband, about Julia, Frank's partner, and about Trish, Rita's flatmate, who attempts to kill ... t Julia, Frank's partner, and about Trish, Rita's flatmate, who attempts to kill herself. But it is Rita and Frank whom the audience gets to know best.Rita: Rita is a working-class, twenty-six-year-ol ...

(1 pages) 12800 0 0.0 Feb/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Educating Rita

Russell - Educating Rita - Seite 1 | 2 Willy Russell Educating RitaEducating RitaEducating Rita Introduction T ... ucating Rita Introduction The content What is the purpose ? About the scenery The play Act I Act II Educating RitaEducating Rita was first performed in 1980; it was copyrighted by Willy Russell and fi ... med in 1980; it was copyrighted by Willy Russell and firstly printed in 1981.The Content Basically, Educating Rita is about a 26-year-old woman (Rita S. White) who decided to take a literature course ...

(36 pages) 49 0 3.0 Feb/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Independent Rita

mart and as thirsty for knowledge as a man could? All of these questions are raised and answered in Educating Rita by Willy Russell. Rita is a young married woman aching to learn about literature, not ...

(4 pages) 17 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Comedies often contain satirical elements. How far do you think that Educating Rita can be seen as a satire?

Comedies often contain satirical elements. How far do you think that Educating Rita can be seen as a satire?Comedies can often use satire to achieve their purpose, which ... m, irony and parodies are examples which can help a genre to be categorised by the use of satire.In Educating Rita, we get a satirical look at life, love, education and gender relations. We also get a ... llows the learning journey experienced by Rita and also Frank. Although the play's main plot is the educating of Rita, we also see Frank learning new things as he interacts with Rita. The language use ...

(5 pages) 0 0 0.0 Jan/2014

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

Educating Rita

Essay- Educating Rita- Going Home "Venturing on a different path requires negotiation between sacrifice and ... . As there is a requirement to the sacrifices we develop. These consequences are seen in the Novel 'Educating Rita' by Willy Russel. We also witness these consequences of moving into a new world in th ... ese consequences of moving into a new world in the text 'Going Home' by Archie Weller. In the novel Educating Rita we understand that the main character Rita wants to move out of her old uneducated wo ...

(3 pages) 0 0 0.0 Sep/2014

Subjects: Literature Research Papers