Following its highly successful Marlowe450 season in Canterbury, Fourth
Monkeys Two-Year Rep company tackles Marlowe's most epic and savage work,
widely acknowledged as a milestone in Elizabethan drama, with a narrative
that still resonates today.
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Where do you begin with A Clockwork Orange? Is it with Burgess 1962 novella? Or Kubricks 1971 film, whose style and invention is forever omnipresent? Or Burgess resulting stage version? Or the attendant controversies and misunderstandings of the work? Or the celebration of language and form? Or the underlying themes of the piece no matter its incarnation? Or the contentious 21st chapter? Approaching the piece can seem too much even for those of us who have treasured it for years...