Educating Rita by Willy Russell

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Educating Rita by Willy Russell
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Act 1 Scene 1
1. Using the stage directions draw a plan of how you see the stage. Label the different parts. Make sure you add all the props: telephone, religious picture etc

2. Cultural References: match these cultural references with their definitions

Open University - Roger McGough - Men Only - Rita Mae Brown - Charlie’s Angels and Farrah Fawcett Majors - E.M.Forster - Frank Harris - Dylan Thomas- W.B.Yeats - Henry James - Elliot Ness and Al Capone - Oscar Wilde – T.S. Eliot

|Reference |Definition | | |Created in 1969 – a university created for adult students who study and work at the same time. | | |Pornographic magazine for men. | | |An American novelist 1843-1916 who lived in England and who wrote Portrait of a Lady | | |Welsh poet 1914-1953 who wrote a poem about death called ‘Do not go gentle into that good night’ | | |http://www.bigeye.com/donotgo.htm | | |Contemporary poet from Liverpool | | |http://www.contemporarywriters.com/authors/?p=auth202 | | |English novelist 1879-1970 who wrote Howard’s End, A Room with a View, Maurice | | |A very important Irish poet 1865-1939. The title of Things Fall Apart is taken from his poem ‘The Second Coming’| | |http://www.potw.org/archive/potw351.html | | |USA author of Rubyfruit Jungle, a sdexually explicit novel | | |http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubyfruit_Jungle | | |Famous US actress who starred in the successful 1970s series Charlie’s Angels about three women detectives | | |http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farrah_Fawcett | | |Famous Irish playwright 1854-1900 who wrote The Importance of Being Earnest | | |http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oscar_wilde | | |1903-1957 A famous US prohibition agent who set out to arrest the infamous Chicago gangster Al Capone. | | |http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eliot_Ness | | |English novelist 1856-1931 whose books were considered sexually daring and pornographic at the time they were | | |written. | | |http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Harris | | |1888-1965 one of the most important poets of the 20th century. He wrote the poem ‘The Love Song of J. Alfred | | |Prufrock’ | | |http://www.bartleby.com/198/1.html...
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