writers paired with artists make new works in response to Shakespeare's iconic play
8th - 17th June 2018
Exhibition and performances at:
The Royal Victoria Works, off Redditch Road,
Studley, Warwickshire, B80 7AU
Writers paired with artists
Catherine Greene Jones with Sarah Woelker
Freddie Lockett with Hallam Wood
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Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, (which is part of the current RSC season in nearby Stratford), is a seesaw experience, swinging violently between opposites: young and old, light and dark, dreams and reality, life and death, poison and preservation, love and murder.
‘Love is a smoke made with a fume of sighs
Being purged, a fire sparkling in lovers’ eyes
Being vexed, a sea nourished with lovers’ tears
What is it else? A madness most discreet,
A choking gall and a preserving sweet.’
For this project, our writers are each teamed with a visual artist. The pairs will work together on ideas springing directly and indirectly from the play.
Emerging from these collaborations are new visual works and short original poems, prose & dramatic scenes which will be performed amongst the artworks at ArtistsWorkhouse.
An entertaining and varied performance and exhibition, full of destruction and creation, humour and sadness, play and seriousness.