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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Yet he does nothing to stop the psychologically damaging effects of familial separation. Scene 6 This scene occurs in the corridors and on the staircase. He is then is killed by the “child monster” with a finger handgun.

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Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here However, the tour guides are not the only characters who abuse their authority. Email required Address never made public.

Marguerite Feitlowitz taught fkreigners and literary translation at Harvard University from 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 police come to clean up and find the shoe. At first the guard says no, but then allows it.

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Two policemen come in and arrest the actors for murder and for laughing at the wrong time. User Review – Flag as inappropriate hi!!

You are commenting using your WordPress. Then men recite a poem by Juan Gelman. Scene 12 Instead of entering the room that the other guide called them to the guide decides his group will follow a man who passed whistling because “he looks happy.

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The group enters to see the girl from scenes 3,7, and 8, is lying on the floor shot next to the pistol in her hand. Gambarro 18 Children follow a “child monster” holding a club.

Northwestern University Press, Scene 7 This scene is a continuation of scene 3. They begin to fight, and it escalates.

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Niformation audience is asked to travel back in time and witness violence that many Argentineans faced during the s. 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 impose on citizens.


He harasses her again. Then a gunshot is heard in the next room.

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It is there, and it cannot be avoided. Gambaro stipulates that it should occur multiple overlapping times as different groups move through the same part of the house. The guide takes time to find a flashlight and reveals a man wearing only faded underwear.

Other editions – View all Information for Foreigners: She lives in Washington, D. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. This brief scene is an eerie parallel to the experiment shown in Scene 4, with the tour guide as the Coordinator and froeigners audience as Teacher. Leave a comment Filed under Uncategorized Tagged as argentinagriselda gambaroinformation for foreignerspolitics of performance space.

Throughout this entire exchange, the audience does nothing except follow the tour guide from room to room. Views Read Edit View history. Create a free website or blog at WordPress.