Educating Rita by Willy Russell
(Methuen Drama Student Editions)

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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.


About Willy Russell

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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.
Published September 3, 2007 by Bloomsbury Methuen Drama. 192 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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