Twelve Angry Men
The Penguin Classics debut that inspired a classic film and a current Broadway revival Reginald Rose's landmark American drama was a critically acclaimed teleplay, and went on to become a cinematic masterpiece in 1957 starring Henry Fonda, for which Rose wrote the adaptation. A blistering... show more
The Penguin Classics debut that inspired a classic film and a current Broadway revival Reginald Rose's landmark American drama was a critically acclaimed teleplay, and went on to become a cinematic masterpiece in 1957 starring Henry Fonda, for which Rose wrote the adaptation. A blistering character study and an examination of the American melting pot and the judicial system that keeps it in check, Twelve Angry Men holds at its core a deeply patriotic belief in the U.S. legal system. The story's focal point, known only as Juror Eight, is at first the sole holdout in an 11-1 guilty vote. Eight sets his sights not on proving the other jurors wrong but rather on getting them to look at the situation in a clear-eyed way not affected by their personal biases. Rose deliberately and carefully peels away the layers of artifice from the men and allows a fuller picture of America, at its best and worst, to form.
Publish date: August 29th 2006
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 79
Edition language: English
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The first version I saw of this story is actually the 1997 TV movie which we watched in school. I have since seen the 1957 movie, which was nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay. I like both. This was another taped play from LA Theatre Works which did the Importanc...
I re-read Twelve Angry Men shortly after seeing a performance of it a couple of weeks ago. Martin Shaw and Robert Vaughn star in a production at the Garrick Theatre at the moment. The cast delivers an excellent performance of the play and I just wanted to know whether it was the production I liked o...
I loved this play and can't wait to teach it to my 8th graders. It is so deep and thought-provoking.
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Twelve Angry Men is a play that takes place in the time frame of a few days. I like the concept of the story, where there is the accused is actually innocent, only being blamed for the crime because of his race, and how there's a jury of men, some who agree that he's guilty because of his race, and ...