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In Act 1 of "Twelve Angry Men", what is the setting of the play?  

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brandoniscool | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 13, 2009 at 5:35 AM via web

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In Act 1 of "Twelve Angry Men", what is the setting of the play?

 

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dneshan | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Associate Educator

Posted May 14, 2009 at 3:06 AM (Answer #1)

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The setting of “Twelve Angry Men” is consistent throughout the play; therefore, the setting of Act 1 is the same as the settings for Acts 2 and 3.  The entire play takes place in the deliberation room of a court house in which twelve jurors are given the job of deciding whether a teenage boy is innocent or guilty of killing his father.  The stage directions explain that the deliberation room contains a conference table, twelve chairs, a water cooler, a few windows, and a few doors.  The stage directions also tell the reader that this play can take place in any city during any time period; therefore, a date or place is not given.

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