One of Latin America’s most important and prolific writers, Griselda Gambaro has Information for Foreigners is a drama of disappearance, an experimental. Griselda Gambaro’s Information for Foreigners might be one of the most deeply engaging plays I have read so far and it generated in me many. “Life here is surreal” is the idea that pervades every conversation with Griselda Gambaro, according to Marguerite Feitlowitz, who interviewed.

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Maybe, some day, I will complete that paper and find a place to present it. Preview — Information for Foreigners by Griselda Gambaro.

The men play “bling cockatoo” and spin the man around poking at him. Scene 16 The guide tries to enter a room, but the men inside won’t let him enter saying they are still rehearsing. May 03, Kobi rated it liked it. These plays are gutsy and grotesque, and deserve more attention. Similarly, actors are interspersed with the audience groups, and in certain scenes they intervene in the action, further impacting the audience, which is now left with no one to confide in.

Again, as my journal notes are mostly academic, I will leave them out from here. The usher insults the girl in wet clothing and complains that there is not any art on the walls as he expected.

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Leave a comment Filed under Uncategorized Tagged as argentinagriselda gambaroinformation for foreignerspolitics of performance space. Of note, her plays The Walls and Atigona Furiosa chill, exposing the drastic and debauched reality of Argentina during the time of the Dirty Wars. Although anyone not familiar with the 20th century history of Latin America might find it hard to read. Living in tabla sudlon 1 cebu city By engaging the audience as participants of the play, an exploration occurs around the way political systems affect people and the reactions people have against the terror political systems such as the one in Argentina often impose on citizens.

Then men recite a poem by Juan Gelman. A prostitute tries to join but they will not allow it.


Although known primarily as one of Latin America’s most accomplished dramatist, she began her literary career by writing novellas and short stories.

Notify me of new comments via email. It is a promenade style site-specific theatre piece, in which the audience is led on a tour through a large house by a character known as a guide. Books by Griselda Gambaro. Refresh and try again. C rated it liked it Jul 26, The man covers himself and says he has the wrong room. They stand in an area behind folding screens.

Common terms and phrases actor afraid antigona antinous Anton Pirulero Argentine arms audience blood Blood Wedding Buenos Aires button chair child child-monster coordinator corpse coryphaeus Creon crisis curtains Daddy dead death Diana Taylor Dirty disappeared doll door drama drily Eteocles exit fascism father functionary Furiosa Gambaro’s plays gestures girl Griselda Gambaro guard Haemon hand happened hear husband Idiot Information for Foreigners Ismene joke Jorge Rafael Videla Juan ladies and gentlemen laughs leaving little old lady looks Milgram experiment Montoneros mother move neighbors never official Othello pistol plague Plaza de Mayo pocket policeman Polynices prison pupil pushes puts Quieto scene scream second group silence sing smiles spectators Stanley Milgram stops stupid surprised tachin takes teacher tell theater theatrical There’s Tiresias tomorrow torture turns understand usher victims violence voice wait walls watch What’s woman worry young man’s.

Scene 10 Again in the room with the girl with wet clothes. She has won several prestigious national awards in Argentina and has been a Guggenheim Fellow in the United States. At first the guard says no, but then allows it. The guide decided to take the audience back into the room from scene 3 and 7 but upon opening to door, sees men surrounding the girl and decides to go to “room 3.

Information for Foreigners is a drama of disappearance, an experimental work dealing with the theme of random and meaningless punishment in which the audience is led through darkened passageways to a series of nightmarish tableaux.

The guide then leads the group into a catacomb and finds a body under a piece of canvas. Gambaro is Argentina’s most celebrated playwright, and she was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship inas well as many other prizes. It is the period of the state-run Dirty War, a series of highly dramatic acts of violence that were staged by the state in order to repress the people who fought the political ideology in power, either through physical or intellectual activism, and which resulted in the kidnapping, torture and murder of approximately 30, people.


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Information For Foreigners

Chrissy rated it really liked it Mar 16, Maddie Mondeaux rated it liked it May 29, User Review – Flag as inappropriate hi!! Two policemen come in and arrest the actors for murder and for laughing at the wrong time.

The play consists of twenty scenes. Warren rated it it was ok Oct 19, Shortly afterward her parents enter looking for her. Three Plays by Griselda Gambaro. Quotes from Gambago for F Do I give everything 4 stars? The other Guide tells him they must hurry into the next room, for if they miss the beginning they won’t understand anything. Miranda rated it really liked it Aug 15, To ask other readers questions about Information for Foreignersplease sign up.

Information for Foreigners

They take him behind the screen and tie him to the table. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Northwestern University Press, By using ifnormation site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. One of Grieslda America’s most important and prolific writers, Griselda Gambaro has focused on the dynamics of repression, complicity, and violence–specifically, the terror of violent regimes and their devastating effects on the moral framework of society.

She lives in Washington, D.

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