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

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The papers that Frank gives Martin to sort through are actually piles of children’s homework assignments. Views Read Edit View history. The night of Emma’s concert.

Morning Star — via Internet Archive. Latin American Women Dramatists: 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 gambado other.

Emma says she cannot stay in the house and demands to be placed in a hotel.

Additionally, the character of Frank’s name was originally Franco in Gambaro’s text and is reminiscent of late Spanish dictator Fracisco Franco. Despite how many times Martin has introduced himself to her, Emma still cannot remember his name.

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Latin American Theatre Review. Three burly male nurses enter the house with a metal bed and branding instruments. Frank mentions that he takes very good care of Emma and that she is up to date with all of her vaccinations. Gambaro’s work calls upon the Nazi regime and European ideals of fascism. However, every time Frank mentions that people are below the window, Martin does not see anyone. British Theatre Guide — via britishtheatreguide.


Frank takes out a whip and whips the floor, provoking Emma and triggering upset emotions. Martin says that he wants to leave but Emma insists that he stay to attend her upcoming piano concert. Frank confesses to Martin that Emma has always been able to leave and that he cannot handle her behavior any longer.

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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. Emma acts as though she is a diva however she appears as if she just escaped from a concentration camp.

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This page was last edited on 26 Novemberat Retrieved from ” https: Martin triggers Emma’s memory of the “showers” and she quickly reverts to another topic: The concert is run by Gestapo officers and the audience is filled with prisoners dressed as though they are in a concentration camp.

He begs Martin to take Emma away from him and, after being paid for his work, Martin quits his job and leaves with Emma. 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.

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. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Encyclopedia of Latin American literature.


Her novel Ganarse la muerte was banned by the government because of the obvious political message. One recurring theme is the desaparecidos and the attempts to recover griseldx bodies and memorialize them. Black comedy plays plays. Spanish American women writers: A Journal of Performance and Art.

Argentine women writers Argentine dramatists and playwrights Argentine people of Italian descent Illustrious Citizens of Buenos Capmo Living people births Guggenheim Fellows Women dramatists and playwrights. Emma and Martin are performing duties and, although it is not revealed exactly why they are doing these tasks, Emma does say that “they griselxa us here to work.

Martin is perplexed why his family is not home but just figures they went outside to play. 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.

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Frank also hears the peasants singing below the window throughout the scene and says that they always are marching when they sing that song. Neither his younger brothers nor parents are home gambzro the entire place does not feel familiar to him.

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