Interviews with Griselda Gambaro ‘Griselda Gambaro: la etica de la confrontation’ McAleer, Janice K., ‘El campo de Griselda Gambaro: una contradiction de. Foreigners: Three Plays by Griselda Gambaro, ed. and trans. El campo was first performed in October, in Buenos Aires and first published in For full details of Internationalist Theatre`s production of ` THe Camp` see www.

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Griselda Gambaro

Grriselda and Martin are performing duties and, although it is not revealed exactly why they are doing these tasks, Emma does say that “they left grkselda here to work. On one hand this play is an outcry and a prescient warning about this the misuse of authority and fearful acquiescence before it and on the other a picture of the exploitation, cruelty and even torture that even partners or siblings can inflict upon each other.

Emma says she cannot stay in the house and demands to be placed in a hotel. Morning Star — via Internet Archive.

The Tulane Drama Review. Additionally, the character of Frank’s name was originally Franco in Gambaro’s text and is reminiscent of late Spanish gridelda Fracisco Franco. Spanish American women writers: Retrieved from ” https: The act ends on Frank pressuring Martin into saying he also had griiselda and Emma falling to the floor in a fit of uncontrollable scratching.

The piano does not make noise but Emma sings the notes of the piano and the crowd goes wild.


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This page was last edited on 9 Decemberat She also looks through her suitcase and pulls out the only outfit her supposed secretary packed for her: A Journal of Performance and Art. Vogue Mexico — via Archive. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Emma acts as though she is a diva however she appears as if she just escaped from a concentration camp.

The Stage — via britishnewspaperarchive. One recurring theme is the desaparecidos and cwmpo attempts to recover their bodies and memorialize them. The papers that Frank gives Martin to sort through are actually piles of children’s homework assignments.

She mentions that Frank is out hunting foxes and that he should be back soon. Martin begins to get very confused as to where he is.

Martin triggers Emma’s memory of the “showers” and she quickly reverts to another topic: Just then, an Official walks in and rubs his palms together with a sense of satisfaction, commenting that the door was open. Time Out — via Internet Archive. British Theatre Guide — via britishtheatreguide. Black comedy plays plays. The University of Chicago Press. Emma tries to seduce Martin on several occasions and becomes confused when Martin does not give in, as Emma has been told that he is an admirer.

Once again, Frank pressures Emma and Martin into being intimate with one another and warns Martin that, should he disobey, he will lose his job. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

He begs Martin to take Emma away from him and, after being paid for his work, Martin quits his job and leaves with Emma. Emma runs to the corner and while sobbing tells Martin that “in order to know who we are, a little mark…” but is cut off as the three male nurses sedate Martin with an injection.


They scratch his face until it bleeds [8] and force him back onto the bench when he stands up. The Camp was written just after a massive military coup in and refers to the dictatorships that ruled Argentina.

Screams of pain and noises of children playing are heard from outside the house, but Martin and Emma choose to ignore it. University of Michigan Press. Silver Lining theatre — via theatrotechnis. This is because Argentine militaries were trained by German griselea in the early 20th century and long after fascist ideals left Europe they found a home in certain quarters of Argentina.

Despite how many times Martin has introduced himself to her, Emma still cannot remember his name. She throws flowers at the audience and the concert ends. Martin realizes that she has a number tattooed on her arm and is certain that she gambao from a camp, [6] and asks her certain things about her past, but Emma refuses to answer his questions.