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Educating Rita
     

Educating Rita

by Willy Russell
 

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

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Educating Rita portrays a working-class Liverpool woman's hunger for education. It premiered in London, in 1980 and won the Society for West End Theatres (SWET) award for Best Comedy of the Year. It was 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.

Editorial Reviews

Sunday Times of London

A simply marvelous play, painfully funny and passionately serious; a hilarious social documentary; a fairy-tale with a quizzical, half-happy ending.
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“A simply marvelous play, painfully funny and passionately serious; a hilarious social documentary;  a fairy-tale with a quizzical, half-happy ending.”—Sunday Times of London  
Sunday Times

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780713687569
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
09/03/2007
Series:
Student Editions Series
Edition description:
Student
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
716,703
Product dimensions:
5.17(w) x 7.84(h) x 0.59(d)

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Meet the Author

Willy Russell was born in Whiston near Liverpool and 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.

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