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Twelve Angry Men (Penguin Classics)

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ISBN13: 9780143104407
ISBN10: 0143104403
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 A landmark American drama which inspired a classic film and a 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.

 

This edition features an introduction by David Mamet.

Synopsis:

The Penguin Classics debut that inspired a classic film and a current Broadway revival

Reginald Roses 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 storys 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.

David Mamet 's Glengarry Glen Ross won the Pulitzer Prize for drama in 1984. He is also the author of Writing in Restaurants and On Directing Film, both available from Penguin.

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Lindsay Waite, August 12, 2012 (view all comments by Lindsay Waite)
Have you seen the fascinating film based on Reginald Rose's writing? If so - or if not - reading this classic on which the film was based is an incredible experience (as is the film). Having practiced law for several decades, I spent a lot of time trying persuade people of the "rightness" of my side of the case. In this story, Juror Number Eight sees beyond stereotypes and, on first vote, says "not guilty." Can he persuade eleven others to see the case the way he does?
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780143104407
Author:
Rose, Reginald
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Introduction by:
Mamet, David
Introduction:
Mamet, David
Author:
Mamet, David
Subject:
American
Subject:
Legal drama, American
Subject:
Drama-American Anthology
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin Classics
Publication Date:
20060931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
7.73x5.04x.26 in. .18 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , The Penguin Classics debut that inspired a classic film and a current Broadway revival

Reginald Roses 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 storys 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.

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