Educating Rita - Rita's Reading List

Educating Rita follows 29 year old hairdresser Rita, as she attempts to better herself through an Open University course taught by morose, alcoholic lecturer Frank. With Rita's brash honesty and Frank's deep intellect, each inspires the other as they both begin to wake up to life in their own way. The play mentions a whopping 29 books - how many have you read?

  1. Oscar Wilde - The Importance of Being Earnest
  2. E.M. Forster - Howard's End
  3. Jane Austen - Pride and Prejudice
  4. Anton Chekov - Selected Stories
  5. William Shakespeare - Romeo and Juliet
  6. Dylan Thomas - Collected Poems
  7. William Shakespeare - Macbeth
  8. W.B. Yeats - The Collected Poems of WB Yeats
  9. Bram Stoker - Dracula
  10. William Blake - Songs of Innocence and Experience
  11. Charlotte Brontë - Jane Eyre
  12. Mary Shelley - Frankenstein
  13. Emily Brontë - Wuthering Heights
  14. T.S. Eliot - The Waste Land and Other Poems
  15. D.H. Lawrence - Sons and Lovers
  16. Henry James - The Portrait of a Lady
  17. W Somerset Maugham - Of Human Bondage
  18. D.H. Lawrence - Lady Chatterly's Lover
  19. Charles Dickens - A Tale of Two Cities
  20. Noel Coward - Blithe Spirit
  21. F.R. Leavis - The Great Tradition; George Eliot, Henry James, Joseph Conrad
  22. Henrik Ibsen - Peer Gynt
  23. Roger McGough - Collected Poems
  24. Frank Harris - My Life and Loves
  25. Rita Mae Brown - Rubyfruit Jungle
  26. Harold Robbins - A Stone for Danny Fisher
  27. Lawrence Ferlinghetti - A Coney Island of the Mind
  28. William Wordsworth - The Major Works
  29. Virginia Woolf - Mrs Dalloway

Educating Rita runs until Saturday 11 March at Derby Theatre. 

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