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Author Russell, Willy.

Title Educating Rita / Willy Russell ; with commentary and notes by Steve Lewis
Edition New edition
Published London : Methuen Drama, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (lxxxiv, 102 pages)
Series Methuen Drama student editions
Methuen drama student editions.
Summary Susan is a hairdresser who feels that there must be more to life than having children, so she renames herself 'Rita' after her favourite fictional character and applies for an Open University course in English Literature. Set entirely in the scholarly clutter of Dr Frank Bryant's office, the play follows Rita's efforts to escape her old life, and her blossoming into a literary connoisseur under Frank's sporadic direction. Terribly funny and terribly sad, the play is both a comic masterwork and a poignant examination of education, class and disillusionment. 'Educating Rita' premiered in London in 1980. It was subsequently made into a highly successful film with Michael Caine and Julie Walters. This revised version was first performed in 2002 at the Liverpool Playhouse
Notes Previous edition: London: French, 1981
Description based on print version record
Subject Adult education -- Drama.
Self-culture -- Drama.
Genre/Form Drama.
Form Electronic book
Author Lewis, Steve, 1955-
ISBN 9780713687569 (Print)