Thursday, August 15, 2013

Jury Action

Another play that we watched was 12 Angry Men.


12 Angry Men is a play developed from a live 1954 teleplay and subsequently a movie. It is about a jury deciding the fate of a teenager accused of murdering his father. The trial tells the story of a jury as they deliberate the guilt or acquittal of the defendant. The play is notable for its exclusive use of one set and no intermission.

12 Angry Men explores many techniques of consensus-building, and the difficulties encountered in the process, among a group of men whose range of personalities adds intensity and conflict. The play begins with an 11 to 1 vote for conviction and ends in a unanimous vote for acquittal.

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