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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Scene 20 Each of the guides leads their groups into one large room to watch this, the final scene together. The guide gives them the plate, and they try to suck off the garbage it but the plate falls to the ground.

Rachel rated it really liked it Aug 17, An old woman comes in and asks to see her son. I don’t think this is the edition I read of Gambaro’s play back then, but it will have to do in order to make the record here in GoodReads.

May 03, Kobi rated it liked it. 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. The group is rushed from the room.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here By engaging the audience as participants of the play, an exploration occurs around the way political systems affect people and the reactions people have against the terror political systems such as the one in Argentina often gambbaro on citizens.

Again, as my journal notes are mostly academic, I will leave them out from here.

Information for Foreigners: Three Plays by Griselda Gambaro

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Although known primarily as one of Latin America’s most accomplished dramatist, she began her literary career by writing novellas and short stories. 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.


These plays are gutsy and grotesque, and deserve more attention. Lauren gaambaro it it was amazing Mar 10, Want to Read saving…. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

The guides tell the audience the show has ended and to clap. The police come to clean up and find the shoe. User Review – Flag as inappropriate hi!! Living in tabla sudlon 1 cebu city The men say she was never there and carry off the corpse singing.

I think, though, that I need to see the play to get the full effect of Gambaro’s staging and scenes. The music playing gets louder and the men force the prostitutes to clap and sing. Themen then strip the prisoner and decide to play “hard boiled egg. Other editions – View all Information for Foreigners: The play consists of twenty scenes. Account Options Sign in.

Information for Foreigners

Northwestern University Press, Thanks for telling us about the problem. As an Argentinian playwright, Gambaro is profoundly influenced by the politics of the state, both in her personal and foreiggners 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.

Is it the same fear that stopped people from reacting during Pope L. Scene 14 A man and woman plan to plant bombs as part of a revolution. A very important component of the piece is the time, space and setting foreiigners triggers conversations on the value we assign to our private space as well as forcing reflections about public secrets and their importance in the context of the Argentinian dictatorship.

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

To ask other readers questions about Information for Foreignersplease sign up. It is a promenade style site-specific theatre piece, in which the audience is led on a tour through a large house by a character known as a guide.


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

One of the men asks the other three their names, and they all say “fear” The Woman is Marina, a 20 year old Greek prisoner who was tortured.

Then four men lead a prisoner with his eyes bandaged to the center, singing. Autumn Shiley rated it it was amazing Jul 09, The guide decided to take the audience back into the room from scene 3 and 7 but upon opening to door, sees men surrounding the girl and decides to go to “room 3. No trivia or quizzes yet. This site uses cookies.

Information For Foreigners

Another tool that Gambaro used, which I thought to be very effective in portraying the terror and the lack of security present in Argentina at that time was having actors amongst the audience, which reaffirmed the idea that at that time, no one could be trusted and people did not know who might be informants for the police, sometimes these could have been neighbors or even members of their families.

Information for Foreigners is a drama of disappearance, an experimental work dealing with the theme of random and meaningless punishment in which the audience is led through darkened passageways to a series of nightmarish tableaux.

She lives in Washington, D. Return to Book Page. From inside the book. Although 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. The dead prisoner gets up and begins to dress.