Educating Rita

Start: Cos there’s no meaning. They tell

Rita

Educating Rita

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Basics

Character
Gender
Age Range
Style
Scene
Act 1, Scene 4
Time & Place
University office, Liverpool, England, 1980s
Length
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Show Type

Monologue Context

Rita is talking to Frank, her tutor, during one of her Open University tutorials. Rita has just

Monologue Text

Start: Cos there’s no meaning. They tell y’ stories about the past, y’know, the war, or when they were fightin’ for food an’ clothin’ an’ houses.

[... ...]

End: Y’know, buyin’ dresses all the time, isn’t it? The Unions tell them to go out an’ get more money an’ ITV an’ the papers tell them what to spend it on so the disease is always covered up.

For full, extended monologue see:
Willy Russell. Educating Rita. London: Longman Ltd., 1997. p.30.