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Truly an Education!
on 26 November 2009
I bought this book as I chose to do a monologue taken from this for a drama assessment. I was already familiar with the original script and, of course, the Michael Caine/Julie Walters movie version. This book is useful for the age group it is aimed at and may possibly be suitable for older students studying 'Educating Rita' or for people who just want to gain a deeper understanding and insight into, and behind, the play itself, i.e actors who are starring in a production of the play. At the start of each scene, there are questions relevant to each sequence in order to encourage you to read the play from a deeper angle, i.e. rather than just reading the script and forming an opinion of the play, it makes you look at the metaphors that Willy Russell used as he was writing the script, for example in the scene where Rita tells Frank why she didn't attend the dinner party at his house.