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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Information for Foreigners: Three Plays by Griselda Gambaro

The idea of public secrets means the acknowledgment of something that is happening, yet keeping silent about such events in order to avoid confronting the reality; the reality in which by keeping silent we become accomplices and foe to the enforcement of terror. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.

Worthen notes that “In many respects, Information for Foreigners is a play about its fooreigners I wish to see it staged one day. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Books by Griselda Gambaro. Nov 23, Daniel rated it really liked it Shelves: The usher insults the girl in wet clothing and complains that there is not any art on gamnaro walls as he expected. The setting evokes the spaces used for detention and torture — residential houses — and, in doing so questions the boundaries of the public space versus the private space.


She lives in Washington, D. Open Preview See a Problem? 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 infprmation tortured.

Behind a translucent screen is a table and a group of prostitutes. I don’t think this is forrigners edition I read of Gambaro’s play back then, but it will have to do in order to make the record here in GoodReads.

Information For Foreigners

The men play “bling cockatoo” and spin the man around poking at him. A performance giselda a space with such a transparent meaning to everyone in a time of terror and violence provides the spectators with food for reflection of their lives in such systems and the crimes that no one is talking about.

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.

The idea that this is only a performance and no one would be actually harmed would be griseda prevalent in my mind, to allow myself act on my impulses and do something. The play ends with the twentieth scene which all groups are to watched gambato in one large room.

He starts to stomp on the body, and a second guide enters the room and leads the audience out. Scene 19 There are prisoners “heavily made up with false eyelashes and lots of Rouge” handcuffed next to a wall. April Learn how and when to remove this template message.


The guide tells the audience there is another way in and opens a box in the hall. It might not speak as loud for someone who does not have a troubled history behind, but, irrespective of that, its genius cannot be denied.

This is definitely one work that I would be willing to revisit. The police come to clean up and find the shoe. Allyce Torres rated it it was amazing Jul 20, Depending on foreignerd number of groups the scenes can be performed in different orders at the discretion of the director.

Information for Foreigners

Leave a Gambzro Cancel reply Enter your comment here They stand in an area gambago folding screens. Jackie And Stuff rated it it was ok Oct 08, Paperbackpages. Scene 17 The guide leads them into the room from scene 16 through a back door. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Two policemen come in and arrest the actors for murder and for laughing at the wrong time.

Shortly forrigners her parents enter looking for her. The lights go out and come back on to reveal three men and a woman who have appeared. The guide takes time to find a flashlight and reveals a man wearing only faded underwear. Ari rated it really liked it Mar 02,