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theartsdesk in Berlin: Requiem for a Shaker-Upper

theartsdesk in Berlin: Requiem for a Shaker-Upper

Germany's 'disciplined anarchist', opera producer and activist, dies young

Christoph Schlingensief: 'described as Germany's most disciplined anarchist'DDP/schlingensief.com
It is tempting to playfully twist the German language a little to come up with a word that best describes the avant garde German theatre and film director Christoph Schlingensief. A “Wachrüttler”, literally a shaker-upper or rouser, is probably the best title to describe a man who seemed to put every vein and sinew of his body into shaking German society awake. The loss of Schlingensief, who died of lung cancer last Saturday aged 49, has left a gaping hole in the German arts world.

He invited Germany's four million unemployed to take a dip in the lake where Chancellor Kohl took his holidays, to make it overflow

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