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2 12 ANGRY Men Reginald Rose Information about the play What is a play? What is a play? What is a trial? What is a trial?

3 What is a Play? Any type of reading that is performed on stage. Any type of reading that is performed on stage. This includes: This includes: Dramas Dramas Comedies Comedies Musicals Musicals Tragedies Tragedies

4 What is a Drama? One of the major forms of literature One of the major forms of literature Intended to be performed on stage in front of an audience Intended to be performed on stage in front of an audience It includes stage directions and dialogue between characters It includes stage directions and dialogue between characters

5 STAGE DIRECTIONS Instructions for the director, actors, and stage crew Instructions for the director, actors, and stage crew Set apart in the script using (parentheses) and Italics Set apart in the script using (parentheses) and Italics Describe the scenery (items on stage that create setting) and what the props are (objects the actors use) Describe the scenery (items on stage that create setting) and what the props are (objects the actors use)

6 DIALOGUE Conversation between characters Conversation between characters One of the most important things about a drama/play is that it uses dialogue. One of the most important things about a drama/play is that it uses dialogue. During the play, the dialogue tells us about the plot and characters’ personalities. During the play, the dialogue tells us about the plot and characters’ personalities. We know who the speaker is because the name of the speaker is bolded in front of what the speaker says. We know who the speaker is because the name of the speaker is bolded in front of what the speaker says.

7 What’s a Trial? There are several parts to a trial. There are several parts to a trial. Jury Selection Jury Selection Opening statements Opening statements Prosecution’s case (“good guy”) Prosecution’s case (“good guy”) Defense’s case (the defendant “bad guy”) Defense’s case (the defendant “bad guy”) Closing statements Closing statements Jury instructions Jury instructions Jury deliberation and verdict Jury deliberation and verdict

8 The Jury Consists of 12 citizens Consists of 12 citizens They are interviewed and personally selected for the case based on their views and responses to questions They are interviewed and personally selected for the case based on their views and responses to questions They decide the verdict for the defendant They decide the verdict for the defendant They must come to a unanimous decision for the verdict They must come to a unanimous decision for the verdict Meaning: all 12 persons need to agree on a guilty or not guilty charge Meaning: all 12 persons need to agree on a guilty or not guilty charge

9 REASONABLE DOUBT “beyond a reasonable doubt” is the term the court uses “beyond a reasonable doubt” is the term the court uses Simply put, this means that there is no doubt, in a reasonable person’s mind, that the defendant is guilty. Simply put, this means that there is no doubt, in a reasonable person’s mind, that the defendant is guilty. Most importantly used in murder cases when the defendant’s life is on the line. Most importantly used in murder cases when the defendant’s life is on the line. Meaning, that the evidence presented is air-tight. Meaning, that the evidence presented is air-tight.

10 CIRCUMSTANSTIAL EVIDENCE Evidence based on the circumstances Evidence based on the circumstances Basically, it’s not the best type of evidence. Basically, it’s not the best type of evidence. It is largely based on inferences and indirectly proves a fact. It is largely based on inferences and indirectly proves a fact. EX: I buy a blouse. You steal the same blouse from a friend of ours. Because I wear the blouse in public the next day, circumstantial evidence says I stole it. EX: I buy a blouse. You steal the same blouse from a friend of ours. Because I wear the blouse in public the next day, circumstantial evidence says I stole it.

11 El Train Short for ELEVATED Train Short for ELEVATED Train Usually found in large cities like Chicago and New York City Usually found in large cities like Chicago and New York City Basically, a metro station above the ground Basically, a metro station above the ground

12 1957, New York Last year in the 10 year “GOLDEN AGE” of Baseball Last year in the 10 year “GOLDEN AGE” of Baseball Although women are granted the right to sit on a jury in 1947, it is a state-by-state decision, and on a volunteer basis (women aren’t forced to be on a jury) Although women are granted the right to sit on a jury in 1947, it is a state-by-state decision, and on a volunteer basis (women aren’t forced to be on a jury) Boxing and Baseball are the hot sports; many attend baseball games and the Friday Fight Nights Boxing and Baseball are the hot sports; many attend baseball games and the Friday Fight Nights

13 Dempsey-Firpo Fight (pg.42) Famous boxing fight that took place in Famous boxing fight that took place in Dempsey was the reining heavyweight champ. Dempsey was the reining heavyweight champ. Firpo put up a good fight, and he knocked Dempsey out of the ring. Firpo put up a good fight, and he knocked Dempsey out of the ring. Dempsey suffered a blow to the head, and there was a scandal around how slow the ref counted and how Dempsey got back into the ring Dempsey suffered a blow to the head, and there was a scandal around how slow the ref counted and how Dempsey got back into the ring Dempsey eventually won the match. Dempsey eventually won the match.

14 Khrushchev (pg.50) Nikita Khrushchev was a Soviet Union Communist leader Nikita Khrushchev was a Soviet Union Communist leader Boorish- served for the Bolsheviks in Russia Boorish- served for the Bolsheviks in Russia Was convinced that the communist ways were going to take over the west (America)… not so much… Was convinced that the communist ways were going to take over the west (America)… not so much…

15 J. Walter Thompson (pg.68) Successful advertising agent in the early 1900’s Successful advertising agent in the early 1900’s He is credited as the "father of modern magazine advertising" in the US. He is credited as the "father of modern magazine advertising" in the US. Thompson is responsible for some enduring brand images in popular culture, like the Rock of Gibraltar used for the Prudential Insurance Company Thompson is responsible for some enduring brand images in popular culture, like the Rock of Gibraltar used for the Prudential Insurance CompanyRock of Gibraltar Prudential Insurance CompanyRock of Gibraltar Prudential Insurance Company

16 Clarence Darrow (pg.70) Famous American lawyer Famous American lawyer Leading member of the American Civil Liberties Union Leading member of the American Civil Liberties Union Most famous for defending the two killers, Leopold and Loeb: two teens charged for the murder of a 14 year old boy; they were aiming to create “the perfect murder”. Most famous for defending the two killers, Leopold and Loeb: two teens charged for the murder of a 14 year old boy; they were aiming to create “the perfect murder”. No such luck: both got life sentences No such luck: both got life sentences

17 WHERE DO YOU STAND? Ethics and Values

18 Suppose you knew that everyone around you was thinking one way; the opposite of how you were thinking. Suppose you knew that everyone around you was thinking one way; the opposite of how you were thinking. Would you still stand up for what you believed, or would you go along with the crowd? Would you still stand up for what you believed, or would you go along with the crowd?

19 Suppose someone tells you that your best friend gossips about you behind your back. Suppose someone tells you that your best friend gossips about you behind your back. Would you: Would you: Talk to your friend Talk to your friend Investigate the situation (i.e. consider the source, go over the facts) Investigate the situation (i.e. consider the source, go over the facts) Never talk to your best friend again Never talk to your best friend again

20 Is there ever a good enough reason to give someone the death penalty? Is there ever a good enough reason to give someone the death penalty?

21 Suppose someone tells your mom they saw you smoking. Suppose someone tells your mom they saw you smoking. Your mom kicks you out of the house without even talking to you about it. Your mom kicks you out of the house without even talking to you about it. Fair? Unfair? Why? Why not? Fair? Unfair? Why? Why not?

22 Have you ever, even in jest, said, “I’m gonna kill you!”? Have you ever, even in jest, said, “I’m gonna kill you!”? Now, suppose that person that you said that to turned up dead later that day (they had, indeed, been killed). Now, suppose that person that you said that to turned up dead later that day (they had, indeed, been killed). Is that reason enough to send you to jail for life? Is that reason enough to send you to jail for life?

23 Imagine a time that you have been really ticked off. Imagine a time that you have been really ticked off. While you were mad: Did you listen to music? Did you watch a movie? While you were mad: Did you listen to music? Did you watch a movie? If so, can you remember the song or the title of the movie? Why or why not? If so, can you remember the song or the title of the movie? Why or why not?


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