El campo (Buenos Aires: Insurrexit, ), p. Subsequent references to the play will appear in parentheses. Translations are mine. of this century, Griselda Gámbaro began her extraordinary contribution to the Gambaro’s El campo and Foucault’s work on power relations and its correlative. Angelique Rockas played Emma. The data of this production are now archived at the British Library. For full details of Internationalist Theatre`s British premiere.

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Morning Star — via Internet Archive. Latin American Theatre Review.

The act ends on Frank pressuring Martin into saying he also had fun and Emma falling cmpo the floor in a fit of uncontrollable scratching. Latin American Women Dramatists: Martin is perplexed why his family is not home but just figures they went outside to play.

She wears a prison smock of rough gray cloth, her head is completely shaved, she scratches herself all over her body, but she states that she is not itchy at all and she believes that she is indeed wearing a ball gown. Martin has been at the corporation or camp for a while now, and he insists that he go take a walk.

University of Pennsylvania Press. Screams of pain and noises of children playing are heard from outside the house, but Martin and Emma choose to ignore it.

The Official then comes over with a hot branding iron as the lights go out on Emma’s groans. 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.


University of Michigan Press. Frank has a misogynistic hold over Emma and her emotions.

The Journal of Modern History. Additionally, the character of Frank’s name was originally Franco in Gambaro’s text and is reminiscent of late Spanish dictator Fracisco Franco.

The Camp ( play) – Wikipedia

The night of Emma’s concert. The piano does not make noise but Emma sings the notes of the piano and the crowd goes wild. Emma and Martin are performing duties and, although it is not revealed exactly why they are doing these tasks, Emma grielda say that “they left us here to work.

Martin triggers Emma’s memory of the “showers” and she quickly reverts to another topic: Martin asks him to leave but the official demands that Martin be immunized. However, every time Frank mentions that people are below the window, Martin does not see anyone. They scratch his face until it bleeds [8] and force him back onto the bench when he stands up. Frank sends Emma outside to grab whatever she’d like from the dead foxes.

Una dulce bondad que atempera las crueldades: El campo de Griselda Gambaro

American Journal of Sociology. Martin says that he wants to leave but Emma insists that he stay to attend her upcoming piano concert.

Frank and Martin discuss the political and social climate cakpo the world while voices of children are heard below the window of the room.

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

Angelique Rockas as Emma in Griselda Gambaro` ‘El Campo’

Vogue Mexico — via Archive. Despite how many times Martin has introduced himself to her, Grisleda still cannot remember his name.


She mentions that Frank is out hunting foxes and that he should be back soon. The University of Chicago Press. Emma tries to seduce Martin on several occasions and becomes confused when Martin does not give in, as Emma has been told that he is an admirer. She also looks through her suitcase and pulls out the only czmpo her supposed secretary packed for her: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

University of Texas Press. Frank also makes a remark that there is an odor in the air which means the children are burning the dead dogs again. Frank takes out a whip and whips the floor, provoking Emma and triggering upset emotions. Frank confesses to Martin that Emma has always been able to leave and that he cannot handle her behavior any longer.

The concert is run by Gestapo officers and the audience is filled with prisoners dressed as though they are in a concentration camp. Emma acts as though she is a diva however she appears as if she just escaped from a concentration camp.

A Journal of Performance and Art. This page was last edited on 26 November griseda, at Black comedy plays plays. The Stage — via britishnewspaperarchive.