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Essay on Evaluation of Educating Rita by Willy Russel

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Analysis of Educating Rita by Willy Russel The opening scene of Willy Russels "Educating Rita" is very affective in introducing the characters and the subject of the drama. He increases the interest of their audience in several diverse ways. Primarily because the curtain rises we notice frank a man in his early job in a room on the first floor of a Victorian constructed college from the north of England. This also gives the effect of a intellectual play in a grand atmosphere. As we first introduced to frank he is a middle-aged man who's scurrying along a bookshelf quickly removing books before immediately replacing them. This behaviour is extremely unusual and contributes to the audience asking all sorts of questions regarding the character. As he looks further he starts to get mad using phrases such as "where the hell." He then recalls a dickens book giving the belief of poetry into the viewers. As he removes the book that the whisky bottle is revealed which he then pours a drink out of. The audience at this point feel frank is an intelligent, short tempered, middle-aged guy who could be a closet alcoholic. Following the alcohol fiasco Frank includes a phone contact his partner with whom he is quite sarcastic with. The very first thing that is evident is that Franks speech is recognisable to that of a drunken man affirming any alcoholic queries the audience may already have. His first comment is quite disrespectful and also a sarcastic comment: "yes of course I'm still here". From that one sided call the viewers realise that the partner expects him to be someplace else. He constantly speaks about his Open University pupil in a negative way but also the Open scheme. After...

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