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Twelve Angry Men Teaching Unit
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- How does melodrama differ from drama? Is this play more of a drama or melodrama? Explain.
- At the end, the audience cannot be completely sure that the boy was not guilty. Why do you think Miller left the boy’s guilt or innocence uncertain?
- What is the mood of this play, and what elements of staging contribute to the mood? Explain.
- Define the term stereotype and identify at least six stereotypes found in this play.
- A good drama is supposed to make the reader think and respond. Did this play succeed in this? Why or why not?
- Identify and define these element of drama: plot, character, thought, dialogue, and staging.
- State how the staging reveals the setting, time, and place of the play, and how staging contributes to the mood.
- Identify the protagonist and the main antagonist in the play and state what the nature of their conflict is.
- Distinguish between drama and melodrama and identify Twelve Angry Men as one or the other, supporting the choice with evidence from the play.
- Explain how playwright Reginald Rose differentiates between his characters.
- Define the term stereotype and explain how stereotypes are used in this play.
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A teaching unit and individual learning packet from Prestwick House. Includes the following: comprehensive chapter-by-chapter study guides for students; questions suitable for essay topics or discussion; vocabulary lists; multiple-choice and essay test with answer key; introductory material from Prestwick House to familiarize both students and teachers with the work.