Twelve Angry Men (Penguin Classics)

By | June 26, 2019
Twelve Angry Men (Penguin Classics) Author Reginald Rose
ISBN-10 0143104403
ISBN-13 9780143104407
Year 2006-08-29
Pages 96
Language English
Publisher Penguin Classics
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A landmark American drama that inspired a classic film and a Broadway revivalfeaturing an introduction by David MametA blistering character study and an examination of the American melting pot and the judicial system that keeps it in check Twelve Angry Menholds at its core a deeply patriotic faith in the U S legal system The play centers on Juror Eight who 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 prejudices or biases Reginald Rose deliberately and carefully peels away the layers of artifice from the men and allows a fuller picture to form of themand of America at its best and worst After the critically acclaimed teleplay aired in 1954 this landmark American drama went on to become a cinematic masterpiece in 1957 starring Henry Fonda for which Rose wrote the adaptation More recently Twelve Angry Men had a successful and award winning run on Broadway For more than seventy years Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English speaking world With more than 1 700titles Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines Readers trust theseries to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors as well as up to datetranslations by award winning translators

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