Act one scene one of educating rita read act 1, scene 1 and explain whether you think it is an effective way to start the play comment on: how russell introduces the characters and themes. Educating rita (act 1 scene 2) after reading this scene, what rita needs to learn is to have an objective point of view, to analyze from a different point of view than hers this happens when she has to read a book and she got angry because of the author’s opinions about a particular subject. 1 educating rita educating rita is a play written by william russell in 1980, and is shot into a film by director lewis gilbert in 19831 the story is about rita. • act 1 scene 5 • characterisation – rita and frank • tragedy act 1 scene 5 summary • rita reveals that denny has burned all her books • frank gives rita the opportunity to end the course. This feature is not available right now please try again later.
Extract one: act 1 scene 1 willy russell explores the concept of belonging in the first scene of educating rita through language and dramatic techniques it is evident from the moment that frank and rita meet that their perceptions of belonging are vastly different. Educating rita – work undertaken by students –how growth and change (and obstacles to these) are explored in act 1 scene 1: door- ‘stuck in a rut’ a barrier making a struggle to start a new beginning and put a divide between her old world and new world. Act 1 scene 1 of educating rita, introduces the main characters, the setting and the essential ideas of the play, which in this particular play are cultures and personal relationships the play focuses on these two themes, the way that frank, the university lecturer, and rita, the literature student, change and influence each other, and, the. Rita’ s lack of knowledge of literary concepts “ i just had to tell someone who’d understand” –p 40 (she goes over to the window) “all them out there, they know all about that sort of thing don’t they” –p 41.
Scene 1 frank is typing and drinking when rita comes in, twirling around in her new (second hand) clothes, beaming she says london and summer school were fantastic she’d met a group of people that she stuck with and they all went to the theater and out drinking. Summary act 1 scene 2: the first thing i consider important is, that i noticed two different levels in the dialogue first there is a private chat and the second level is the ongoing education of rita. Know such as im doin admits rita in act 1 scene 1 how can the playwright reveal the changes in rita, and in my own tutor frank, in just two key scenes of the drama (16 and 23) educating rita displays the significant changes which exist in the main character, an initially narrow minded, outspoken and socially naïve liverpudlian trapped by.
1 of 5 stars 2 of 5 stars 3 of 5 stars 4 of 5 stars 5 of 5 stars educating rita by willy russell 2,816 ratings, 363 average rating, 131 reviews open preview see a problem. Educating rita educating rita i have chosen to write about act 2 scene 1 in this scene rita has been to summer school and we notice changes in her character and her attitude rita is now much more educated as we can tell i have chosen this scene because i feel it contains the most significant changes to both the characters in the play. When rita asks if frank has stopped drinking because of what she said the previous week, the audience senses that a little bit of time may have passed between scene one and scene two. Since then he has written several plays, including educating rita (1981), about a working- class woman who decides to study english at university and shirley valentine (1988) , a housewife who becomes transformed after a holiday in greece. Educating rita (act 1 - scene 1) rita seems to have a very 'socratic' way of being intelligent since she is perfectly aware of her own ignorance and that gives her the possibility of being able to ask for more 'knowledge' in order to achieve what she wants: to succeed in life.
My question is: willy russell uses humour throughout the play educating rita focusing on acts 1 scene 1 and act 2 scenes 2 and 3, discuss how he uses tension in humour to demonstrate the changing relationship between rita and frank. Act 1 frank rita comment scene 1 he is holding an empty mug he goes and takes books from the shelves he finds a bottle of whisky and pours himself a large slug. Variations on the same scene continue long after we’ve got it: rita’s actually educating frank act 2, however, is much more interesting and challenging rita now understands blake, loves chekhov and can quote shakespeare – but in the process is losing what is unique about her. Educating rita (act 1 scene 6) after having seen macbeth (play written by shakespeare), she tells frank that “it wasn’t borin´, it was bleedin´great () it was fantastic” although she uses these words to express her enthusiasm, it would be improper to use them in an essay. Act 1 scene 1 the characters of frank and rita are established and there is a gap between their understandings of culture and lifefrank’s bookshelves are full of english literature, he is.
I have chosen to study rita’s behaviour in act 2 scene 1 of the play, ‘educating rita’ i chose to base my essay on this scene as rita changes in more than one way the changes in rita are obvious from the moment she enters the scene, right through to the end. Educating rita essay in this essay i am going to talk about act 1 scene 1 from the play educating rita which was written by novelist willy russell willy russell was born in 1947, whiston, liverpool willy russell was born in 1947, whiston, liverpool. Educating rita 2 the english theatre of hamburg established in 1976 dear friends of the english theatre of hamburg, the english theatre will premiere educating rita by willy russell on 18 february.
Act 2 scene 1 is halfway through rita’s transformation rita’s confidence had grown tremendously since she attended summer school ‘stage directions: she swirls on the spot to show off her new clothes. Study guides get your head around tough topics at a-level with our teacher written guides learn more.