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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Frank sends Emma outside to grab whatever she’d like from the dead foxes. 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.

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Once again, Frank pressures Emma and Martin into being intimate with one another and warns Martin that, should he disobey, he will lose his job. 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.

Retrieved from ” camp The concert is run by Gestapo officers and the audience is filled with prisoners dressed as though they are in a concentration camp.

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. Views Read Edit View history. Latin American Women Dramatists: However, it is later revealed that he is being told to and that this is indeed a corporation led by many people.

University of Michigan 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. This page was last edited on 26 Novemberat The Journal of Modern History.

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Campk says that he wants to leave but Emma insists that he stay to attend her upcoming piano concert. Frank also hears the peasants singing below the window throughout the scene and says that they always are marching when they sing that song. The University of Chicago Press. Frank does not allow Martin to leave for he wishes him to meet ggambaro only friend in the world, Emma.


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

Emma’s piano tuner takes a long time tuning the piano and Frank gets frustrated—this leaves the piano broken and the piano does not make any sound when Emma begins to play. Martin begins to get very confused as to where he grislda.

Young and attractive Martin shows up at an unidentified corporation and is told by a servant that Frank will soon be joining him to discuss his new occupation.

Gambaro’s work calls upon the Nazi regime and European ideals of fascism. He begs Martin to take Hriselda away from him and, after being paid for his work, Martin quits his job and leaves with Emma.

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Three burly male nurses enter griselds house with a metal bed and branding instruments. However, every time Frank mentions that people are below the window, Martin does not see anyone. 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.

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The papers that Frank gives Martin to sort through are actually piles of children’s homework assignments. The piano does not make noise but Emma sings the notes of the piano and the crowd goes wild. By using this site, you agree to gambao Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The night of Emma’s concert. Emma acts as though she is a diva however she appears as if she just escaped from a concentration camp.

The Camp was written just after a massive military coup in and refers to the dictatorships that ruled Argentina. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. She throws flowers at the audience and the concert ends. She also looks through geiselda suitcase and pulls out the only outfit her supposed secretary packed for her: As Emma’s stagefright rises, Frank gets more frustrated and tells her that the show must go on.


American Journal of Cajpo. The Official then comes over with a hot branding iron as the lights go out on Emma’s groans. Frank has a misogynistic hold over Emma and her emotions.

Martin shouts out a few times during the concert and is physically punished by the Gestapo officers. Emma and Martin enter his family home and Martin realizes that something has changed. Martin is perplexed why his family is not home but just gambao they went outside to play.

Frank confesses to Martin that Emma has always been able to leave and that he cannot handle her behavior any longer. Neither his younger brothers nor parents are home and the entire place does not feel familiar to him.

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

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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. Despite how many times Martin has introduced himself to her, Emma still cannot remember his name. Frank and Emma then tell Martin that grizelda indeed were playing a prank on him and that Emma griseldaa to shave her head, does not have an itch, and enjoyed the joke very much.

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. Morning Star — via Internet Archive.