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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Long gambro World War II, fascist ideals and concentration camps were still very much a part of life for those living in Argentina. As Emma’s stagefright rises, Frank gets more frustrated and tells her that the show must go on.

Black comedy plays plays. Retrieved from ” https: The piano does not make noise but Emma sings the notes of the piano and the crowd goes wild.

Griselda Gambaro

The Stage — via britishnewspaperarchive. Griselda Gambaro born July 24, is an Argentine writer, whose novels, plays, short stories, story tales, essays and novels for teenagers often concern the political violence in her home country that would develop into the Dirty War.

By griselva this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The Tulane Drama Review. 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.

The act ends on Frank pressuring Martin into saying he also had fun and Emma falling to the floor in a fit of uncontrollable scratching.

`EL CAMPO` by Griselda Gambaro – composite reviews- Internationalist Theatre

Just then, an Official walks in and rubs his palms together with a sense of satisfaction, commenting that the door was open. American Journal of Sociology. Latin American Theatre Review. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Silver Lining theatre — via theatrotechnis. She throws flowers at the audience and the concert ends. Frank and Martin discuss the political and social climate of the world while voices of children are gmbaro below the window of the room.


Martin has been at the corporation or camp for a while now, and he insists that he go take a walk. Gambaro’s work calls upon the Nazi regime and European ideals of fascism.

Screams of pain and noises of children playing are heard from outside the house, but Martin and Emma choose to ignore it. Once again, Frank pressures Emma and Martin into cammpo intimate with one another and warns Martin that, should griselfa disobey, he will lose his job.

Despite how many times Martin has introduced himself to her, Emma still cannot remember his name. Emma’s piano tuner takes a long time tuning cammpo piano and Frank gets frustrated—this leaves the piano broken and the piano does not make any sound when Emma begins to play. Cmpo 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.

University of Michigan Press. Frank also hears the peasants singing below the window throughout the scene and says that they always are marching when they sing that song. The papers that Frank gives Martin to sort through are actually piles of children’s homework assignments.

University of Texas Press. Young and attractive Martin shows up at an unidentified corporation and is told by a servant that Frank will soon be joining him to discuss his new occupation.

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. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Frank takes out a whip and whips the floor, provoking Emma and triggering upset emotions. Martin shouts out a few times during the concert and is physically punished by the Gestapo officers.


Frank does not gamvaro Martin to leave for he wishes him to meet his only friend in the world, Emma. Her novel Ganarse la muerte was banned by the government because of the obvious political message. Neither his younger brothers nor parents are home and the entire place does not feel familiar to him.

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However, every time Frank mentions that people are below the window, Martin does not see anyone. The Journal of Modern History. Martin triggers Emma’s memory of the “showers” and she quickly reverts to another topic: Emma and Martin are performing duties and, although it is not revealed exactly why they are doing these tasks, Emma does say that “they left us here to work. Emma says she cannot stay in the house and demands to be placed in a hotel. Frank then appears in a Gestapo uniform [5] and states that the only reason he is wearing it is because he enjoys it and he is not harming anyone.

However, it is later revealed that he is being told to and that this is indeed a corporation led by many people. The night of Emma’s concert. Additionally, the character of Frank’s name was originally Franco in Gambaro’s text and is reminiscent of late Spanish dictator Fracisco Franco.

Martin says that he wants to leave but Emma insists that he stay to attend her upcoming piano concert.