One of Latin America’s most important and prolific writers, Griselda Gambaro has Information for Foreigners is a drama of disappearance, an experimental. Information for foreigners: three plays. Front Cover. Griselda Gambaro. Northwestern University Press, Mar information. QR code for Information for foreigners. Information for Foreigners by Griselda Gambaro – book cover, description, publication history.

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The guide gives them the plate, and they try to suck off the garbage it but the plate falls to the ground. As the group is about to leave the room, an usherette comes in with a tray of wine offering it to the guests and assuring them there is no charge.

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.

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Uncategorized on October 3, at 7: You are commenting using your Facebook account. Someone hands him a tin plate with garbage on it.

In witnessing such violence, people remain inactive, as it is implied informatiom there is nothing they can do. The collection also includes The Walls and Antigona Furiosa. They stand in an area behind folding screens. April Learn how and when to foreiyners this template message. They find a woman that the shoe belongs to who recites a poem. He puts his hand up her skirt and threatens her with this pistol.

However, the man was subsequently arrested and imprisoned. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


The guide takes time to find a flashlight and reveals a man wearing only faded underwear. You are commenting using your Twitter account.

Scene 2 The group comes to a locked door and hears a voice singing behind it. He says hello to the man in the box then closes it again. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Scene 3 A girl in wet clothes is sitting in a chair. As an Argentinian playwright, Gambaro is profoundly influenced by the politics of the state, both informatuon her personal and professional life, and as such she chooses to depict the mechanisms of the state in her work, in an attempt to give voice to the thousands of people who were repressed by it through torture.

Information For Foreigners

informatkon RSS feed for comments on this post. The lights go out and come back on to reveal three men and a woman who have appeared.

He too, like the main tour guide is a complicit authority figure. Scene 10 Again in the room with the girl with wet clothes. Hello, I’m Kate Marcus, and welcome to my blog.

The experiment was conducted in the United States, as well as Germany. Scene 16 The guide tries to enter a room, but the men inside won’t let him enter saying they are still rehearsing. Three Plays Griselda Gambaro Limited preview – Soon police come and beat half of the players with large clubs. In the play, action becomes a double-edged sword, and passivity becomes accepted. Scene 5 Scene 5 takes places in the previously locked room of scene 2 A woman is holding her baby and speaks for the child as well as herself.

Information for Foreigners

No, as the audience is rendered passive, as it us unable to do anything about the violent acts they watch in the performance space. Then four men lead a prisoner with his eyes bandaged to the center, singing. 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.


The idea of public secrets means the acknowledgment of something that is happening, yet keeping silent about such events in order to avoid confronting the reality; the reality in which by keeping silent we become accomplices and contributors to the enforcement of terror.

Notify me of new comments via email. Themen then strip the prisoner and decide to play “hard boiled egg. Multiple groups of audience members are led though a large house to different rooms and hallways where the scenes are presented.

User Review – Flag as inappropriate hi!! Other editions – View all Information for Foreigners: However, the tour guides are not the only characters who abuse their authority. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Yet he does nothing to stop the psychologically damaging effects of familial separation.

The woman’s shoe falls off. Inside the box are two men. Scene 18 Children follow a “child monster” holding a club. Four men enter singing and put the girl into a sack.

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