Educating Rita

Educating Rita


Educating Rita

When Frank tells Rita that his girlfriend spends most of her time putting her head
in the oven' (p. 21), Rita enquires “Does she try an' do herself in?' — asking
whether she is trying to kill herself. When Rita is talking about Eliot Ness (p. 9),
Frank ...

Educating Rita


Willy Russell s Educating Rita

This series has been created to assist HSC students of English in their understanding of set texts. Top Notes are easy to read, providing analysis of issues and discussion of important ideas contained in the texts.

Willy Russell s Educating Rita

This series has been created to assist HSC students of English in their understanding of set texts. Top Notes are easy to read, providing analysis of issues and discussion of important ideas contained in the texts. Particular care has been taken to ensure that students are able to examine each text in the context of the module it has been allocated to.

Educating Rita and Her Sisters

This book focuses on the role of women - learners and teachers, researchers and managers - within this context of challenge and change.

Educating Rita and Her Sisters

The 1990s have witnessed major changes in adult and continuing education, and lifelong learning has become an increasing global concern for both legislators and educators. This book focuses on the role of women - learners and teachers, researchers and managers - within this context of challenge and change. The keynote is one of reflective practice, combining theoretical insight and debate with examples of experience and specific initiatives in different parts of England and Wales. The book looks at the purpose of continuing education and what it might offer women. What kind of learning takes place and where is that place? Is there a curriculum for women? What is distinctive about women researching in continuing education and what is their experience? How visible are women in terms of publications and power? What about the workers? How far have equal opportunities gone in relation to full-time and part-time staff? What is the significance of the fragmentation of the concept 'woman' and the challenge to feminism from debates on essentialism, race, class and sexual identity? What lessons can be learned by and from women? education and for women if politicians, policy-makers and practitioners create a culture of earning opportunity, recognising women's entitlement and valuing women's contribution.

Russell Plays 1

Breezeblock Park; Our Day Out; Stags and Hens; Educating Rita Willy Russell.
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Breezeblock Park is set on a northern council estate and takes a look at the suffocating effect of possessions and possessiveness: "Trenchantly observed...hilarious, upsetting and somewhat seditious." (Variety); Our Day Out is about a school coach trip, an exuberant celebration of the joys and agonies of growing up - "a Dickensian fairytale...I have rarely seen a show that combined such warmth and such bleakness."(The Times); Stags and Hens "takes place in the gents and Ladies loos of a tacky Liverpool club, where Dave and Linda have decided, unbeknownst to each other to hold their stag and hen parties...a bleakly funny and perceptive study of working-class misogyny, puritanism and waste" (Guardian); Educating Rita: "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 Pygmalion 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)