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.
Tony Birch is the author of Ghost River, which won the 2016 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Indigenous Writing, and Blood, which was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award. He is also the author of Shadowboxing, and three short story collections – Father’s Day, The Promise and Common People.
Tony is a frequent contributor to ABC local and national radio, and a regular guest at writers’ festivals. He lives in Melbourne and is a Senior Research Fellow at Victoria University.
Chris is literary director of the Melbourne Theatre Company.