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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The guide has the group follow the men out and after they enter a new room and audience member opens the door to follow and is hit by a club. Scene 7 This scene is a continuation of scene 3. Living in tabla sudlon 1 cebu city Scene 17 The guide leads them into the room from scene 16 through a back door. Dec 26, Isabella rated it really liked it.

Her work fully embodies the psychic gestalt of foregners country, the state in which everyone is aware of the self-inflicted terrorism, yet no one speaks about it, and thus perpetuates inaction and conformity.

Again, as my journal notes ffor I don’t think this is the edition I read of Gambaro’s play back then, but it will have gamvaro do in order to make the record here in GoodReads. Northwestern Univ Press Amazon.

The guide takes time to find a flashlight and reveals a man wearing only faded underwear. This site uses cookies.

Information for Foreigners: Three Plays – Griselda Gambaro – Google Books

At first the guard says no, but then allows it. The guide tells the audience there is another way in and opens a box in the hall.

You are commenting using your WordPress. He is repeatedly charged with a crime and absolved in a repetitive scene of standing and being forced to sit.


The play consists of twenty scenes. They stand in an area behind folding screens. Although anyone not familiar with the 20th century history of Latin America might find it hard to read.

Police come and kill the man and drag them both off. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Soon police come and beat half of the players with large clubs.

Then four men lead a prisoner with his eyes bandaged to the center, singing.

To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Lists with This Book. Depending on the number of groups the grkselda can be performed in different orders at the discretion of the director. Marguerite Feitlowitz taught writing and literary translation at Harvard University from The woman’s shoe falls off.

Was it the idea of inevitability or fear that stopped people from acting in Argentina? By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Leave a comment Filed under Uncategorized Tagged as argentinagriselda gambaroinformation for foreignerspolitics of performance space. They find a woman ggriselda the shoe belongs to who recites a poem.

Information for Foreigners

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Three Plays Griselda Gambaro Limited preview – You are commenting using vambaro WordPress. Rachel rated it really liked it Ggambaro 17, A man forces two more prostitutes behind the screen.

Be the first to ask a question about Information for Foreigners. Northwestern University Informaton- Drama – pages. This confusion and confinement of action is vividly reminiscent of the Argentine history, and places the audience right in the core of the predicament. Common terms and grisrlda 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 Inrormation 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.


He is then is killed by the “child monster” with a finger handgun.

Information for Foreigners: Three Plays

Inside the box are two men. Scene 4 The audience witnesses a recreation of the Milgram experiment.

Again, as my journal notes are mostly academic, I will leave them out from here. There’s also a fantastic essay in the back of this book about her plays. Informztion I was born 4 years after the fall of the regime, and therefore I have not experienced it directly, my identity was formed as a result of the transition from a totalitarian regime to democracy, a process that has not been completed, even after 24 years. But if theatre etiquette is as embedded in us as we discussed in class, I am not sure how much of a reaction would I have had and how far I would have gone to disrupt the performance.

The group enters to see the girl from scenes 3,7, and 8, is lying on the briselda shot next to the pistol in her hand. Jun 03, Angel rated it it was amazing Shelves: