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Springtime for Princess Diana

by | 1st, September 2006

SPRINGTIME for Diana and Germany. The Mail reports that Princess Diana has been turned into a stage show.

Produced by German director Christoph Schlingensief ( United Trash a comedy about German soldiers in Africa) and Das Deutsche Kettensägen Massaker (The German Chainsaw Massacre), the production is due to arrive on the London stage in October.

“The Diana piece completes my series which started with Hitler, says Christoph. (Christoph created the movie 100 Jahre Adolf Hitler Die letzte Stunde im Führer bunker (100 years of Adolf Hitler the last hour in the Führerbunker).) “They are all people around whom mythologies are built up”, he adds.

A provocateur my design, and a producer of adolescent vauderville by accident, Schlingensief makes a decent point. But he is wrong. Diana is not myth. Diana is a dossier.

And while a woman dressed as Her Majesty the Queen gives a Nazi salute in Schlingensief’s work, the dossier we call The Daily Express focuses on Diana’s “summer of love”.

While Schlingensief’s Diana

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