Dirty Linen

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Dirty Linen may refer to a stage play by Tom Stoppard (1937- )[1], or to a short South African documentary film by Werner Grünbauer (fl 1950s-1970s).

Dirty Linen by Tom Stoppard

Dirty Linen and New-Found-Land[2] are a linked pair of plays by Czech-born British playwright and screenwriter Tom Stoppard (1937- )[3].

The two plays are always performed together as Dirty Linen and New-Found-Land, with New-Found-Land interrupting the two parts of Dirty Linen.

For details of performances, see Dirty Linen and New-Found-Land.

Dirty Linen by Werner Grünbauer

The original film

This is a short (13min) video docu-drama made in 1965, directed by Werner Grünbauer South Africa 1965 (video)

Described as a humorous depiction of events on one particular day in Mamelodi, a township in Pretoria and shows the pulse of sport, work, social and family life – in a so-called township, set to pulsating pennywhistle and kwela music[4].

It was one of the archival films shown at the Encounters International Documentary Film Festival in 2005.



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