• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Eduacting Rita

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Choose at least two scenes form the play which show how Rita changes as the play progresses. Explain how you would direct an actress playing Rita in these scenes to highlight these changes. The first scene i have chosen to direct is Act 1 Scene 1. This is important because this is where Rita and Frank first meet. The audience sees Rita as a nervous teenager even though she is actually 26 who like's to talk, she is very fidgety. For some reason Rita wants to know everything about frank like his love life ect. An actress playing Rita in this scene would need to have a scouse accents, and would have to look like a chav. She would have to always smile. I would suggest that the actress wears an old dress, old enough that the audience can tell she's poor. ...read more.

Middle

The second scene that I have chosen to direct is Act 1 Scene 6. This scene differs from Act 1Scene 1 because in Act 1 Scene 1 Rita is a teen and doesn't enjoy the company of highly educated people where as in scene 6 Rita is more educated therefore enjoys conversation with more educated people. The audience now sees Rita as a more educated woman. An actress playing Rita in this scene would need to be a woman who looks confused as if they are stuck in the middle of two decisions i would suggest that the actress continues to wear the same dress as in Act 1 Scene 1 because she still hasn't brought a new dress. The actress' movement and gestures in this scene needs to be very snobbish because Rita is trying to be more educated yet doesn't understand what being educated really means. ...read more.

Conclusion

Another key moment in this scene is when Frank says "I want you to come to the house" because in a way he is trying to be nice. However also knows its going to cause trouble. At this point I would like the actress to act surprised. This is important because if she doesn't look surprised she will look like she is an educated woman which she isn't quite there yet. The final scene that I have chosen to direct is Act 2 Scene 7. This scene differs from Act 1 Scene 6 because Rita is now fully educated and knows what being educated means. The audience now sees Rita as an educated woman instead of a nervous teenage girl. An actress playing Rita in this scene would need to be more educated more educated and will show her intelligence. I would suggest that the actress now wears a new dress which she thinks makes her look educated because ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Miscellaneous section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Miscellaneous essays

  1. Educating Rita

    Educating Rita was commissioned by the Royal Shakespear Company and premiered at the Warehouse in London in 1980. This play earned Russel a great deal of recognition and won the Society of West End Theatres Award for best comedy. From this point on, Educating Rita was made into a film

  2. Sins of the Past

    She snarled at Watson and leapt at him. Both of them fell backwards into the wall. Defoe awoke with a groan. He turned onto his side and grabbed his pistol. He heard Watson and Lucy groaning up above. He looked at the wall holding the upper floor up and saw that by the side of it, there was a large metal can of methane gas.

  1. Educating rita

    the news clothes symbolise a changed woman. The new clothes she comes in are second hand though, this symbolises the knowledge she has received the knowledge that she has never questioned.

  2. Educating Rita

    This immediately reveals the sign that she is feeling very nervous. To hide this she begins talking non stop without even being spoken to, as this is the only way she knows her nerves could be controlled showing that she is not nervous.

  1. educating rita

    The change in Rita is shown by the window after summer school because in the beginning of the film , Rita hid away from the students and she looked down onto the students on the grass when she was in Franks study , But when she came back Rita mingles

  2. How are the differences between Rita and Frank emphasised in the opening of Educating ...

    He ends up suffering from depression, and being an alcoholic, thus making his life a misery, something which, he could so easily avoid. The alcohol, despite being Frank's greatest joy has also, ironically, been the unequivocal cause of his personal self-destruction.

  1. The Dress

    but eventually she becomes braver, trying on the dress and justifying the act by comments like "...the dress was meant for her, not Rachel" and "but once it clung to her body she was unable to take it off". Little acts of defiance are not uncommon between sisters, and both

  2. Adaptation Othello: Act 1

    He moved to Australia in 1976, where he attended Sydney's Knox Grammar School. Weaving later graduated from Australia's National Institute of Dramatic Art in 1981. Sean Astin Sean Astin (born February 25, 1971) is an American film actor, director, and Oscar-nominated producer best known for his film roles as Mikey

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work