Twelve Angry Men

Twelve Angry Men

Introduction by:

Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780143104407
  • 96 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult


 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.
Twelve Angry Men

Twelve Angry Men

Reginald Rose, Introduction by: David Mamet