These violent delights have violent ends And in their triumph die, like fire and powder, Which as they kiss consume: the sweetest honey Is loathsome in his own deliciousness And in the taste confounds the appetite: Therefore love moderately; long love doth so; Too swift arrives as tardy as too slow.

These violent delights have violent ends

These violent delights have violent ends And in their triumph die, like fire and powder, Which as they kiss consume: the sweetest honey Is loathsome in his own deliciousness And in the taste confounds the appetite: Therefore love moderately; long love doth so; Too swift arrives as tardy as too slow. Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

Happy Summer Solstice!

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate: Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, And summer’s lease hath all too short a date: Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines, And often is his gold complexion dimm’d; And every fair from fair sometime declines,…

The Balcony lives on at MP+D

The Museum of Performance + Design presents Latifa Medjdoub: Sublimated Masks. An exhibition of Collected Works’ recent site specific performance of Jean Genet’s The Balcony at The Old Mint through the designs of Latifa Medjdoub and photographs and video exploring the theatrical vision of the production. The April 16th opening will include performances from the…

Happy Spring

Flowers from Shakespeare’s Garden by Walter Crane (1906). It was a lover and his lass, With a hey, and a ho, and a hey nonino, That o’er the green corn-field did pass In the spring time, the only pretty ring time, When birds do sing, hey ding a ding, ding: Sweet lovers love the spring….

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Tableau IV (Nathalie Brilliant as The Girl: Florentina Mocanu-Schendel as Little Old Man) HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY from all us at Collected Works. Our Balcony at The Old Mint contains multiple examples of how to sustain long term healthy and supportive relationships that are sure to impress your sweety….