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Clockwork Orange

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In the organizer's words:
Alex and his Drooges wander the suburbs of London, bored and beyond any prospect of an orderly life, wreaking havoc: Property damage, robberies, rape, grievous bodily harm. As Alex' becomes more and more of a leader, the Others turn on him and prevent him from escaping during a burglary in which he beat a woman to death. Alex is arrested and subsequently broken and conditioned by the judicial apparatus. Anthony Burgess' cult novel "Clockwork Orange", filmed by Stanley Kubrick in 1971, reveals the double origin of violence: the suffering of those who have no place in society; and the immoderate reproduction of violence as a result by that very society. But does violence necessarily always generate counter-violence? Can individual violence be met with institutional violence? How free is man to take his own life into his own hands - even against all odds and circumstances? Does freedom lie in the individuality of individuals or precisely in the common? This content has been machine translated.


Berliner Ensemble Bertolt-Brecht-Platz 1 10117 Berlin