Texts in the City: Twelve Angry Men

Texts in the City: Twelve Angry Men

Our Texts in the City series – a gift to students, their teachers and lifelong learners – brings the VCE English and Literature lists to life. This week, Tony Birch and guest Chris Mead take a look at Reginald Rose’s classic 1950s legal drama, Twelve Angry Men.

· Related video: Our 2011 discussion of this text

Presented in association with The Victorian Association for the Teaching of English.

Who?

Portrait of Tony Birch

Tony Birch

Tony Birch is a founding member of the Melbourne School of Discontent. He has published three novels; The White GirlGhost River and Blood. He is also the author of Shadowboxing and three short story collections, Father’s DayThe Promise and Common People. In 2017 he was awarded the Patrick White Literary Award for his contribution to Australian literature. In 2021 he released two new books, a poetry book, Whisper Songs and a new short story collection, Dark As Last Night.

Portrait of Chris Mead

Chris Mead

Chris is literary director of the Melbourne Theatre Company.

Listen to Texts in the City: Twelve Angry Men