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Twelve Angry Men (1955) [Play]
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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.

Original title: Twelve Angry Men
Original languages: English


Genre: Drama and PlaysAmerican


  • Twelve Angry Men is a stage version of Rose's 1954 television drama for Studio One, originally broadcast on 20 September 1954


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Twelve Angry Men (1955)
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Language: English

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Twelve Angry Men (August 29, 2006)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 9780143104407
Dimensions: 5.1 x 7.7 x 0.3 in
Pages: 73
Notes: Introduction by David Mamet

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Twelve Angry Men (June 1989)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Samuel French
ISBN: 9780573040122
Dimensions: 5.3 x 8.2 x 0.2 in
Pages: 59

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