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Educating Rita (New ed.)

By: Russell, Willy (Playwright, UK) Lewis, Steve(Edited by) Lewis, Steve(Volume editor)

Part of the Student Editions series
0713687568 / 9780713687569
Stock expected by 26/10/2021
United Kingdom
20 cm 96 p.
Undergraduate  Learn More
Quiz No: 213199, Points 3.00, Book Level 4.80,
Upper Years - Key Stage 3 Learn More
Previous ed.: London: French, 1981.

'One way of describing Educating Rita would be to say that it was about the meaning of education ...Another would be to say that it was about the meaning of life.

A third, that it is a cross between Pygmailion and Lucky Jim.

A fourth, that it 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, which portrays a working-class Liverpool woman's hunger for education, premiered at the RSC Warehouse, London, in 1980 and won the SWET award for Best Comedy of the Year.

It was subsequently 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.


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