Educating Rita Comparison of the book and the film “Educating Rita” is a play written by Willy Russel in 1979 that takes place in Northern England at the Open University. To give a short introduction of the play, we meet the two main characters, Rita and Frank. Frank teaches literature and poetry on the Open University, where Rita also.
Rita looks up to Frank. Whereas on the other hand you've got his reverse, Rita, who's uneducated, loud, out spoken and common. Rita breezes to Frank's life such as a breath of fresh air. The narrative of the play is that of the developing and changing relationship between the two of them both as teacher and student and also on a more personal.