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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fofeigners El Campo is the most powerful of her more than dozen plays. My library Help Advanced Book Informatiion. Personally, I applaud Gambaro for her dedication to her own identity as an Argentine, and I honestly think that it is one of the best theater performances I have encountered so far. Marguerite Feitlowitz taught writing and literary translation at Harvard University from Trivia About Information for F Inside the box are two men.

He is repeatedly charged with a crime and absolved in a repetitive scene of standing and being forced to sit. This collection of Gambaro’s plays illuminates the guilt of bystanders and the power of denial, with an emphasis on Argentina’s Dirty War Erin rated it really liked it Aug gambaor, Still, even from reading it, this play does a great job at exposing the really awful griminess of totalitarian government, censorship, and inaction a la Leave a comment Filed under Uncategorized Tagged as argentinagriselda gambaroinformation for foreignerspolitics of performance space.


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Information for Foreigners | Northwestern University Press

Scene 2 The group comes foteigners a locked door and hears a voice singing behind it. You are commenting using your WordPress. Northwestern University PressMar 1, – Drama – pages. Gambaro is writing about the Dirty War in Argentina in amazing, real, jarring, ways that implicate the audience as complicit in their viewing of injustice and atrocity and their lack of action.

He starts to stomp on the body, and a second guide enters the room and leads the audience out. Again, as my journal notes are mostly academic, I will leave them out from here. Scene 10 Again in the room with the girl with wet clothes. The man covers himself and says he has the wrong room.

Information For Foreigners

Information for Foreigners is a play by Griselda Gambaro written in Giacomo Roncagliolo rated it friselda liked it Nov 17, Scene 16 The guide tries to enter a room, but yambaro men inside won’t let him enter saying they are still rehearsing. Scene 8 The guide tries to bring the group to a new room, but two carpenters appear in the corridor and block the way working on an unfinished table. Actualmente reside en un barrio suburbano de la provincia de Buenos Aires.

Scene 17 The guide leads them into the room from scene 16 through a back door. Notify me of new comments via email.

Nov 23, Daniel rated it really liked it Shelves: The strength and courage of those who fight against military regimes, but also how they can pay with their lives. These are amazing plays that Americans need to read more often. May 03, Kobi rated it liked it. Published March 1st by Northwestern University Press. Lists with This Book. They don’t seem to see the child monster. The lights go out and come back on to reveal three men and a woman who have appeared. Ihformation stipulates that it should occur multiple overlapping times as different groups move through the same part of the house.


Feb 19, Alexa rated it liked it. She lives in Washington, D.

Dec 26, Cecilia rated it it was amazing Shelves: Although anyone not familiar with the 20th century history of Latin America might find it hard to read.

They begin to fight, and it gamnaro. You are commenting using your Twitter account. The guide leads the group out saying they entered the wrong room and will go dancing.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. The group is rushed from the room. The group enters to see the girl from scenes 3,7, and 8, is lying on the floor shot next to the pistol in her hand. Preview — Information for Foreigners by Griselda Gambaro.