This play is about Lady Diana. It depicts some real life incidences and some imaginary scenes to sound it more dramatic. More
This play is about Lady Diana. It depicts some real life incidences and some imaginary scenes to sound it more dramatic. Except Lady Diana and Dodi, who are no more, the names of other characters are changed. There are six main characters from the Royal Family. The fairytale marriage between the Princess Diana and the Prince ends with the divorce due to his affair with his first love Camilla. When Diana discovers this, feels distressed and betrayed, she tries to find solace in the charity, the purpose which was dear to her heart even before her marriage. In fact, she marries the Prince with that noble intention only. She does not get the desired support of from the Prince and the Royal Family. She tries to commit suicide. She feels frustrated and lonely in the Palace, whereas, feels happy and homely with the common people who are the victims of war and some social evils. The scene depicting the dialogues between the Lady Diana and Dr. Freud suggests the inner conflict at the sub conscious level. She consciously decides to be a commoner! As she was the media attraction, she was often spied and chased by the paparazzi. During the course of charitable work, she comes across some rich and influential people. She falls in love with some of them. The media gave wide publicity to her personal life which proved to be damaging to the Royal Family. The marriage ultimately ended in Divorce. After divorce, her decision to marry the Egyptian millionaire’s son invited wrath of the Royal Family. The Destiny played its role and before her remarriage, both of them died in the road accident. . The sub plot relates to the marriage and divorce between the Duke and the Duchess. It is a perfect foil to the main plot as it depicts the estranged Duchess seeking divorce from the Duke who is tolerant enough to accept her extra marital affair for the sake of Royalty. On the other hand, in the main plot, Diana takes a conscious decision of divorce, sacrificing her title and even the right to Queen ship. The dictum of the Shakespearean tragedy,” the character is Destiny; we are ourselves the makers or the destroyers of our own fortune” is thus proved through the personality traits of the Lady Diana.
Dr. Ramnath Sonawane
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