This quote shows that Frank likes to flirt with Rita and shows that literary knowledge is not all that is on his mind. Rita, however, just wants to learn and be good friends with Frank but nothing more. From Rita’s perspective fra... ... middle of paper ... ... goes on to tell Rita how he has changed her and that he doesn’t like the change he sees. Frank in his own words then says that he can’t bare Rita anymore. Through the last few scenes both of them have changed considerably and Frank especially does not like the change that he sees in Rita and due to this he continues to argue with her.
The cinematic version looks more realistic, but is probably very different to how it would have been performed originally. The female characters are played by women, and the male characters by men. Because they can use lighting effects and different camera angles, we are able to see more as the characters might see. Not just be sitting back and seeing all the action from only one angle, which is what we do when we watch a theatre version of any play. Something that isn't very easy to compare, is the attractiveness of the different characters in the different productions, as one production uses only men.
Mostly it can be as a result of our interpersonal disagreements or differences in our ideas and views. However, this kind of conflict can be quite helpful as it will help us to come up with decisions will help us quickly achieve our objectives as a team, but some disruptions of harmony may happen among the team members which must be solved and settled for the team
The other inspiration i want to use is dual story lines, where we act out two Story lines to the audience without telling them when we are in one storyline or the other. I got the idea for this from the film Donnie Darko, where everything you see is not what is happening but what is in someone's head. These inspirations hopefully will help me to achieve my aims firstly by connecting with the audience directly through the participation it brings them right into the play and makes them much more emotionally involved than they would be just watching a piece of drama. Secondly by confusing the audience that may not seem usual but in this piece we felt it would help to make them think about the piece of drama by splitting the drama into dual storyline it makes the audience pay complete attention to try and understand what is going on in the piece. These two aspects together should succeed in capturing the audiences attention for the full duration of the play as well as involving them emotionally with the characters.
Theatres are a lot less common than in Shakespeare's time and people may be put off by the idea of having to travel to them. A Shakespeare play is stereotypical thing to view at a theatre. This may put average working people off, as it is known as a teaching text; and hence for a more intellectual audience. Theatre's are also very different from those in Shakespearean England, they are no longer noisy, smelly and hectic places, but peaceful, furbished, with a relaxed atmosphere. Today's theatre audiences applaud the actors/esses and remain silent through the production.
Not everybody has enough courage to compromise their happiness, when the option of pursuing your happiness is available. These two ideas continuously conflict with each other and lead to risky choices made by the characters Robert, Oliver and Tyler. This modern drama explores the idea of how these individuals deal with numerous dilemmas choosing to either compromise their happiness, or letting personal desires come first. Bruce Bonafede, displays many ways in which the characters of this text make difficult choices throughout the play, in order to protect those who they care for, make the safer decision which also is beneficial to the individual. The characters accomplish this through sacrifice and compromise.
Luhrmann adopted love to be a common emotion felt by the modern world. He doesn't do much to promote the love at first but towards the end, the love glimmers more brightly than Zeffirelli's version. Violently contrasting colours and long held shots on Romeo and Juliet in harmony with gentle, soothing music, is more appealing. Zeffirelli has made a stronger impression at the meeting of Romeo and Juliet. Their love is obviously shown, but is less appealing since dull, grainy colours and ridiculous costuming tend to lose the audience's attention.
Humour within the Play Educating Rita Educating Rita has survived as a popular play in production because Willy Russell successfully combines humour with serious themes. Educating Rita, a play written in 1979, and by 1983 the fourth most popular play in Britain, remains a favourite of the British today. Based partly on his own experiences, Willy Russell created a theatrical masterpiece, remarkably with only two characters. So we ask ourselves the question: how did he accomplish this? I will explore just how the play has survived in current British culture, with hundreds of plays being written every year, yet still remaining a favourite of students, grandparents, and critics alike.
In addition, I had to do some research on my script to find and understand the meaning and it eventually helped me to bring out the mood of Portia. Automatically, in remembering in the script, I also become well acquainted with important quotes of the character. At the beginning, I do not really like Portia. Geraldine James (1990) who used to play Portia in “The Merchant of Venice” agrees with me as she found Portia rather insufferable. For me, Portia is just like the other stereotype fairy tales character.
Also, seeing Rita and Frank outside the university with their personal lives wasn't really developed in the play, for example when Rita was going to have dinner with Frank and Julia, in the play it didn't really explain in detail why Rita didn't want to go in and have dinner, but in the film it was easily understandable why Rita didn't want to go in. So, in conclusion I found the film version of "Educating Rita" much more effective than the play version because the film was much easier to understand than the play because I was very confused of what actually was happening in the play.