Information for Foreigners: Three Plays

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Northwestern University Press, 1992 - Drama - 175 pages
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One of Latin America's most important and prolific writers, 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. 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 collection also includes The Walls and Antigona Furiosa.

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User Review  - Alexa - Goodreads

Short but harrowing. I think, though, that I need to see the play to get the full effect of Gambaro's staging and scenes. Still, even from reading it, this play does a great job at exposing the really awful griminess of totalitarian government, censorship, and inaction (a la 1984.) Read full review

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User Review  - Cecilia - Goodreads

These are amazing plays that Americans need to read more often. Gambaro is writing about the Dirty War in Argentina in amazing, real, jarring, ways that implicate the audience as complicit in their ... Read full review

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Griselda Gambaro (born July 28, 1928) is an Argentine playwright, whose works often concern the political violence in her home country that would develop into the Dirty War. One recurring theme is the desaparecidos and the attempts to recover their bodies and memorialize them. Gambaro is Argentina's most celebrated playwright, and she was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1982, as well as many other prizes.

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