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.

Author: Doukasa Tuzragore
Country: Mozambique
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Automotive
Published (Last): 7 October 2004
Pages: 393
PDF File Size: 16.46 Mb
ePub File Size: 6.73 Mb
ISBN: 302-3-65828-634-1
Downloads: 37081
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Saran

Latin American Women Dramatists: The Camp mostly revolves around the caampo violence and the effects of torture on innocent people who allow themselves to be victims of political torture. Emma runs to the corner and while sobbing tells Martin that “in order to know who we are, a little mark…” but is cut off as the three male nurses sedate Martin with an injection.

She also looks through her suitcase and pulls out the only outfit her supposed secretary packed for her: Frank also makes a remark that there is an odor in the air which means the children are burning the dead dogs again.

Views Read Edit View history. University of Texas Press. Martin realizes that she has a number tattooed on her arm and gambaroo certain griseldda she escaped from a camp, [6] and asks her certain things about her past, but Emma refuses to answer his questions.

Vogue Mexico — via Archive. Gambark says that he wants to leave but Emma insists that he stay to attend her upcoming piano concert. Martin shouts out a few times during the concert and is physically punished by the Gestapo officers. Gambaro’s work calls upon the Nazi regime and European ideals of fascism. Frank sends Emma outside to grab whatever she’d like from the dead foxes.


Frank takes out a whip and whips the floor, provoking Emma and triggering upset emotions. The night of Emma’s concert.

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

As Emma’s stagefright rises, Frank gets more frustrated and gamharo her that the show must go on. Frank and Martin discuss the political and social climate of the world while voices of children are heard campl the window of the room. 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.

Long after World War Csmpo, fascist ideals and concentration camps were still very much a part of life for those living in Argentina. Frank does not allow Martin to leave for he wishes him to meet his only friend in the world, Emma.

She throws flowers at the audience and the concert ends. Frank and Emma then tell Martin that they indeed were playing a prank on him and that Emma chooses to shave her head, does not have camlo itch, and enjoyed the joke very much. Screams of pain and noises of children playing are heard from outside the house, but Martin and Emma choose to ignore it.

Emma and Martin enter his family home and Martin realizes that something has changed. The Tulane Drama Review. Latin American Theatre Review. However, it is later revealed that he is being told to and that this is indeed a corporation led by many people. Frank then appears in a Gestapo uniform [5] and states that the only reason he is wearing it is because he enjoys it and he is not harming anyone.


The Stage — via britishnewspaperarchive. Frank also hears the peasants singing below the window throughout the scene and says that they always are marching when they sing that song.

Martin has been at the corporation or camp for a while now, and he insists that he go take a walk. Emma acts as though she is a diva however she appears as if she just escaped from a concentration camp.

Martin asks him to leave but the official demands that Martin be immunized. Despite how many times Martin has introduced himself to her, Emma still cannot remember his name.

The Camp ( play) – Wikipedia

Black comedy capmo plays. Morning Star — via Internet Archive. University of Michigan Press. Emma and Martin are performing duties and, although it is not revealed exactly why they are doing these tasks, Emma does say that “they left us here to work.

The Official then comes over with a hot branding iron as the lights go out on Emma’s groans. Young and attractive Martin shows up at an unidentified corporation and is told by a servant that Frank will griseldq be joining him to discuss his new occupation. This page was last edited on 26 Novemberat Often misinterpreted as belonging to the Theatre of the Absurd, [4] The Camp is actually a part of el grotesco criollo[3] an Argentine theatre genre closely related to black comedy.

Frank mentions that he takes very good care of Emma and that she is up to date with all campl her vaccinations.