CHRONOLOGY PLOT COMMENTARY The television play (1954) The stage version (1955) The film version (1957) Genre Characters Social and political context Later productions and critical reception FURTHER READING PLAY TEXT NOTES QUESTIONS FOR FURTHER STUDY
A Student Edition of Reginald Rose's iconic play, Twelve Angry Men, with introduction, notes and commentary by Steven Price.
Reginald Rose (1920-2002) was an American writer, best known for his play Twelve Angry Men. He received an Emmy for the teleplay and an Oscar nomination for the film adaptation (1957). Other works include The Porcelain Year, Black Monday, Dear Friends and This Agony, This Triumph. Steven Price is Reader in English at Bangor University.
It's not hard to recognise contemporary universal parallels in Rose's play. . . . At the play's heart is a noble belief that truth, justice and the American way are still ideals to aspire to, however much they may sometimes be corrupted. * Herald *
Reginald Rose's classic mid-20th-century American drama . . . built around the relentlessly powerful story of a lone juror in a New York murder case * Scotsman *