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Twelve Angry Men - Reginald Rose

Twelve Angry Men

By: Reginald Rose, David Mamet (Introduction by)

Paperback

Published: 1st September 2006
For Ages: 18+ years old
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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.

About the Author

Reginald Rose (1920-2002) won three Emmy awards for television writing as well as an Oscar for the feature-length adaptation of Twelve Angry Men.

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Great Play - really makes you think.

By JT

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Comments about Twelve Angry Men:

Bought this for my child for school, but I decided to have a quick look and found it a great read - makes you see why you need to hear both sides of the story.

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ISBN: 9780143104407
ISBN-10: 0143104403
Series: Penguin Classics
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 73
Published: 1st September 2006
Publisher: Penguin Books
Dimensions (cm): 19.3 x 13.0  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.09