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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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Martin says that he wants to leave but Emma insists that he stay to attend her upcoming piano concert. The Stage — via britishnewspaperarchive. Gambaro’s work calls upon the Nazi regime and European ideals of fascism. Views Read Edit View history. Just then, an Official walks in and rubs his palms together with a sense of satisfaction, commenting that the door was open. Martin asks him to leave but the official demands that Martin be immunized.

Spanish American women writers: The Camp mostly revolves around the political violence and the effects of torture on innocent people who allow themselves to be victims of political torture. He begs Martin to take Emma away from him vambaro, after being paid for his work, Martin quits his job and leaves with Emma. Martin shouts out a few times during the concert and is physically punished by the Gestapo officers.

Emma tries to seduce Martin on several occasions and becomes confused when Martin does not give in, as Emma has been told gambar he is an admirer. Latin American Women Perform.

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One cannot help wondering whether the first audiences for this play would have identified the menacing figures who appear in it with particular political or public faces. Emma and Martin enter his family home and Martin realizes that something has changed.


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.

The Official then cwmpo over with a hot branding iron as the lights go out on Emma’s groans. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The concert is run by Gestapo officers and the audience is filled with prisoners dressed as though they are in a concentration camp. Frank mentions that he takes very good care of Emma and that she is up to date with all of her vaccinations.

Frank also makes a remark that there is an odor in the air which means the children are burning the dead dogs again. Views Read Edit View history. British Theatre Dampo — via britishtheatreguide. grlselda

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University of Pennsylvania Press. The Tulane Drama Review. Screams of pain and noises of children playing are heard from outside the house, but Martin and Emma choose to ignore it.

Her novel Ganarse la muerte was banned by the government because of the obvious political message. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Emma acts as though she is a diva however she appears as if she just escaped from a concentration camp. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Latin American Women Dramatists: Frank has a misogynistic hold over Emma and her emotions. She wears a prison smock of rough gray cloth, her head is completely shaved, she scratches herself all over her body, but she states that she is not itchy at all and she believes that she is indeed wearing a ball gown.

Frank also hears the peasants singing below the window throughout the scene and says that they always are marching when they sing that song. Emma says she cannot stay in the house and demands to be placed in a hotel.

This page was last edited on 9 Decemberat The Stage — via britishnewspaperarchive. Additionally, the character of Frank’s name was originally Franco in Gambaro’s text and is reminiscent of late Spanish dictator Fracisco Franco.


Martin has been at the corporation or camp for a while now, and he insists that he go take a walk. Martin is perplexed why his family is not home but just figures they went outside to play. 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.

One recurring theme is the desaparecidos and the attempts to recover their bodies and memorialize them. Encyclopedia of Latin American literature. As Emma’s stagefright rises, Frank gets more frustrated and tells her that the show must go on. Morning Star — via Internet Archive.

The papers that Frank gives Martin to sort through are actually piles of children’s homework assignments. Black comedy plays plays. Frank and Emma then tell Martin that they indeed were playing a prank on him and that Emma chooses to shave her head, does not have an itch, and enjoyed the joke very much.

However, every time Frank mentions that people are below the window, Martin does not see anyone. They scratch his face until it bleeds [8] and force him back onto the bench when he stands up. Three burly male nurses enter the house with a metal bed and branding instruments. Frank takes out a whip and whips the floor, provoking Emma and triggering upset emotions. Retrieved from ” https: