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Information for Foreigners: Three Plays by Griselda Gambaro

My library Help Advanced Book Search. Scene 4 The audience witnesses a recreation of the Milgram experiment. We live in a constant reminder of the past, which will forever sit at the core of what it means to be Romanian. Want to Read saving…. forsigners

Information for Foreigners

One of Latin America’s most important and prolific grisepda, Griselda Gambaro has focused on the dynamics of repression, complicity, and violence–specifically, the terror of violent regimes and their devastating effects on the moral framework of society. Lauren Ubaldo rated it really liked it Jan 06, Trivia About Information for F Refresh and try again.

groselda Scene 10 Again in the room with the girl with wet clothes. 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 ijformation 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.


Inside the box are two men. The group is rushed from the room. Griselda Gambaro was born in Buenos Aires.

Information For Foreigners

Afterward a man who appears to be an audience member walks up to her and covers her mouth killing her. 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.

He puts the gun in her lap and warns her that one pull of the trigger will end everything. Themen then strip the prisoner and decide to play “hard boiled egg. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Information for Foreigners is a drama of disappearance, Foor 20 Each of the guides leads their groups into one large room to watch this, the final scene together. Other editions – View all Information for Foreigners: She lives in Washington, D.

Was it the idea of inevitability or fear that stopped people from acting in Argentina? Amy rated it liked it Dec 09, May 03, Kobi rated it liked it. Similarly, actors are interspersed with the audience groups, and in certain scenes they intervene in the action, further impacting the audience, which is now left with no one to confide in. Ari rated it really liked it Mar 02, Return to Book Page.


Mar 01, Frankie rated it it was amazing Shelves: The music playing gets louder and the men force the prostitutes to clap and sing. A different guide comes in the doorway and tells them they are in the wrong room, that “it ” is about griselad start “there,” that there will be wine, and that they will be able to understand.

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The guide now has a glass of water for her which he forces her to drink. The lights go out and come back on to reveal three men and a woman who have appeared.

Scene 17 The guide leads them into the room from scene 16 through a back door. Again, as my journal notes are mostly academic, I will leave grisflda out from here.