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We have made a film of the play ‘Quinneys’ –
The subject of the play is fictional antique dealer Joseph Quinney and his activities as a dealer in the early 20th century. The character of Joseph Quinney is based on a real antique dealer called Thomas Rohan (1860-1940) and offers a strategic opportunity to address key tropes in the history of antique dealers such as the relationships between antique dealers and fakes and forgeries (the notion of authenticity) and the relationships between art and money.
The film has been performed by 8 student actors from the Theatre and Performance course and directed by Dr George Rodosthenous, a leading academic in Theatre Directing from the University of Leeds.
We screened Quinneys at York Picture House, York on Wednesday 24th November 2021 for invited guests, and again at the Victoria and Albert Museum on Wednesday 1st December 2021. Both events were a great success, here are some photos from the screenings.
And here’s a photo of the Q&A following the screening of Quinneys at the Victoria and Albert Museum on 1st December 2021.