For full details of Internationalist Theatre`s production of ` THe Camp` see www. Griselda Gambaro (b. 28 July ); Argentine playwright, short-story writer, and novelist. In El campo (; The Camp, ), El desatino (; The Blunder). Una dulce bondad que atempera las crueldades: El campo de Griselda Gambaro . Evelyn Picón Garfield. Keywords: Specific Literature, Spanish American.

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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 sends Emma outside to grab whatever she’d like griaelda the dead foxes.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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. Frank takes out a whip and whips the floor, provoking Emma and triggering upset emotions. Gambaro, Griselda — Griselda Gambaro b. Home Humanities Encyclopedias almanacs transcripts and maps Gambaro, Griselda —.

Discipline and Drama: Panoptic Theatre and Griselda Gambaro’s El campo

Three burly male nurses enter the house with a metal bed and branding instruments. The Stage — via britishnewspaperarchive. The night of Emma’s concert.

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. 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. 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 gambarro occupation.


Frank confesses to Martin that Emma has always been able to leave and that he cannot handle her behavior any longer. They scratch his face until it bleeds [8] and force him back onto the bench when he stands up.

Frank also makes a remark that there is an odor in the air which means the children are burning the dead dogs again. The papers that Frank gives Martin to sort through are actually piles of children’s homework assignments.

Latin American Women Dramatists: University of Texas Press. The Official then comes over with a hot campp iron as the lights go out on Emma’s groans. Additional Bibliography Contreras, Marta. Cite this article Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

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The Tulane Drama Review. Martin triggers Emma’s memory of the “showers” and she quickly reverts to another topic: Martin says that he wants to leave but Emma insists that he stay to attend her upcoming piano concert.

Frank has a misogynistic hold over Emma and her emotions. This is because Argentine militaries were trained by German armies in the early 20th century and long after fascist ideals left Europe they found a home in certain quarters of Argentina. However, every time Frank mentions that people are below the window, Martin does not see anyone.

Martin begins to get very confused as to where he is.

Gambaro’s work calls upon the Nazi regime and European ideals of fascism. 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. Bucknell University Press, Black comedy plays plays. Gambaro herself has related it to the grotesco criolloa parodic genre rooted in the distortion of the traditional bourgeois drama: Theatre, Texts, and Theories.


Frank mentions that he takes very good care of Emma and that she is up to date with all of her vaccinations. She mentions that Frank is out hunting ggriselda and that he should be back soon. Learn more about citation styles Citation styles Encyclopedia.

Gambaro, Griselda (1928–)

Martin realizes that she has a number tattooed on her arm and is certain that she escaped from a camp, [6] and asks her certain things about her grkselda, but Emma refuses to answer his questions. The Camp was written just after a massive military coup in and refers to the dictatorships that ruled Argentina.

Despite how many times Martin has introduced himself to her, Emma still cannot remember his name. Frank and Martin discuss the political and social climate of the world while voices of children are heard below the window of the room.

Marguerite Feitlowitz, “Crisis, Terror, Disappearance: La narrativa de Griselda Gambaro: Retrieved from ” https: In El campo ; The Camp, El desatino ; The BlunderLos siameses ; The Siamese Twins, and other works, Gambaro uses symbolic constructions to depict the real nature of human beings and of their relationships, to open “an imaginary space that, in turn, discovers, invents or anticipates new dimensions of reality.