Keywords: Specific Literature, Argentinian literature, Time Period, , Subject Author, Gambaro, Griselda (), Subject Work, El campo (). Tamara Holzapfel, “Griselda Gambaro’s Theatre of the Absurd,” LATR, 4/1, (Fall, ), 3. El campo (Buenos Aires: Insurrexit, ), p. lah i aa, ee TES ee 6c up ouaqry Aysaoioy o1saury meyPg ousgqry resng ‘ossoy eupopg ‘ewig waqny BueIyyy “ppqusay m90N ‘zopuruiag mipry ‘eLieyy ap.

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They scratch his face until it bleeds [8] and force him back onto the bench when he stands up. Frank sends Emma outside ggambaro grab whatever she’d like from the dead foxes. One recurring theme is the desaparecidos and the attempts to recover their bodies and memorialize them.

Views Read Edit View history. Encyclopedia of Latin American literature. One cannot help wondering whether the first audiences for this play would have identified the menacing figures who appear in it with particular political griseoda public faces.

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. Frank takes out a griseldx and whips the floor, provoking Emma and triggering upset emotions.

The concert is run by Gestapo officers and the audience is filled with prisoners dressed as though they are in a concentration camp. Screams of pain and noises of children playing are heard from outside the house, but Martin and Emma choose to ignore it. Spanish American women writers: 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. The night of Emma’s concert.


Lyday and George W. The Camp mostly revolves around the political violence and the effects of torture on innocent people who allow themselves to be victims griselra political torture. University of Texas Press.

As Emma’s stagefright rises, Frank gets more frustrated and tells her that the show must go on. Martin is perplexed why his family is not home but just figures they went outside to play. The Stage — via britishnewspaperarchive. 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 new occupation. Griselda Gambaro born July 24, is an Argentine writer, whose novels, plays, short stories, story tales, essays and novels for teenagers often concern the political violence in her home country that would develop into the Dirty War.

The Camp was written just after a massive military coup in and refers to the dictatorships that ruled Argentina. 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.

Often misinterpreted as belonging to the Theatre of the Absurd, [4] The Camp is actually a part of el grotesco criollo[3] an Argentine theatre genre closely related to black comedy.

American Journal of Sociology. She throws flowers at the audience and the concert ends. Martin triggers Emma’s memory of the “showers” and she quickly reverts to another topic: 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. Additional Bibliography Contreras, Marta. Frank also hears the peasants singing below the window throughout the scene and says that they always are marching when they sing that song. The act ends on Frank pressuring Martin into saying he also had fun and Emma falling to the floor in a fit of caampo scratching.


Although Gambaro’s writings deal with universal problems, not limited to a specific place gambao time, they could be related to the Argentine reality of the recent past.

The Journal of Modern History. However, it is later revealed that he is being told to and that this is indeed a corporation led by many people. Frank mentions that he takes very good care of Emma and that she is up to date griwelda all of her vaccinations.

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. Modern Language Association http: This page was last edited on 9 Decemberat The papers that Frank gives Martin to sort through are actually piles of children’s homework assignments.

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

Martin shouts out a few times during the concert and is physically punished by the Gestapo officers. Her theater and, to some degree, her novels are absurdist constructions with elements of the theater of cruelty and black humor. Argentine women writers Argentine dramatists and playwrights Argentine people of Italian descent Illustrious Citizens of Buenos Aires Living people births Guggenheim Fellows Women dramatists and playwrights.

Long after World War II, fascist ideals and concentration camps were still very much a part of life for those living in Argentina.