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Written at the turn of the century, his dramas tend to show a unique blend of realistic and naturalistic theatre. Ellos emergfan numerosos, con potencia creadora, como resultado de procesos culturales complejos que se habfan ido dando en Buenos Aires y en otras partes del pais y naturalmente el contacto con el publico y con la critica, en un clima de libertad y apertura combinados con rigor y buena apoyatura tecnica, tuvo un efecto dinamizador importante.

In the world of Gambaro’s plays, violence forms the basis of human interaction and displays of physical and psychological cruelty abound. Time Out — via Internet Archive. Picon Garfield, 63 In order to capture these “multiple realities,” Gambaro delights in contradictions. Griselda Gambaro is currently considered a “single author.

Those staging techniques that had initially appeared odd and anti-theatrical to a country accustomed to watching realism on its stage, with increased exposure, became less shocking and more acceptable, forming a theatrical convention of their own and adding, 24 as Esslin had commented of the European absurdists, a “new dimension” to the basis of Argentinean theatre.

For the purpose of this study, Information has been chosen as it exemplifies Gambaro’s continuing experimental quest and increased politicization.

In her two-tiered society, victimizers are repeatedly seen to humiliate, degrade, torture, and ultimately destroy their victims, whether it be on the personal, familial, sexual, social or political level.

When referring to Gambaro’s dramatic style, the label “absurdist” has been lifted by most contemporary critics. Gambaro explains that “one often has a single theme, and I probably have mine, the problem of passivity Then insuffering 28 financial difficulty, Di Telia was forced to close. The socially committed independent theatre movement begun in had reached maturity and was now in decline.

Argentina had beckoned its immigrant class from far and wide with dreams of a wealthy new life, but instead had abandoned them to the barrios and left them geographically, economically and even linguistically isolated. There was no reason why the 7 sainete, which was in crisis anyway and in need of rejuvenation, should not be adapted to address more serious social issues of topical interest to its working class public. Y en especial con los autores que lei cuando todavia no sabia que iba a escribir literatura dramatica: Passivity and acquiescence in the face of violence is deeply criticized.


It is glaringly obvious that no character has a fixed personality, effectively showing how individuals, on a daily basis, play a variety of roles when interacting with different people. The play, a patchwork of theatrical genres, openly denounces the repressive reality of the various military regimes in Argentina during the early ‘s.

Matamoro, 38 As Matamoro underlines, the aim of the counterculture movement was to be different, to be against all that was traditional, established and predictable. Therefore, given the chance, those in power will maintain control by separating, silencing and annihilating the weak. La revuelta en las formas esteticas se intentaba ligar con la revolucion, cercandose una zona sagrada de lo subversivo, en que cabia experiencias tan disunites como la guerrilla, el op art, el pacifismo de los beatniks, las melancolicas baladas de Paul McCartney, el anarquismo agresivo de los blousons noirs, la revuelta estudiantil, la antipsiquiatria, la marihuana y el haschis, el nihilismo orientalista, Joan Baez y Juan Peron.

Power and theatricality go hand in hand as, in the social as xe as the theatrical sphere, illusion often hides another less savoury reality. Repression increased to the point where it provoked an armed uprising and takeover in by students and workers of the industrial city of Cordoba. The protest was brutally quashed.

Their movements are exaggerated to the extreme. Neverthless, as Lilian Tschudi points out, Gorostiza’s main innovation girselda to return to the technique of situating a play in the “here 14 and now” of Argentina, addressing the particular political problems of the period, but with a new, more subtle form of verisimilitude. Therefore, there is a discordance between how an audience expects characters to behave and how they actually behave, which only serves to accent the gulf that lies between appearance and reality.


Varying degrees of resistance from different sectors of the Left brought increased repression and Di Telia found it more and more difficult to function.

Hilde, Cramsie, 36 Her talents were recognised inwhen she was awarded the Emece Publishers’ Prize for a collection of stories and short novels entitled El desatino.

Improved communications meant that ground-breaking new plays from Europe and North America were reaching Argentina almost as quickly as they appeared on domestic stages, providing a variety of rich new stage languages to be experimented with.

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Detention centres and concentration camps were equipped to deal with the growing number of political prisoners, torture was perfected so as to break the guilty and instil terror in the innocent. By contrasting and comparing the actions and attitudes of the various characters towards Alfonso and noting how they interact with each other, Gambaro is able to show the various and contradictary levels upon which human relationships function. El desatinoEl campoInformacion para extranjeros and Del sol naciente are the plays to be studied and have each been found to be representative works in Gambaro’s political as well as dramatic evolution.

However, their hopes for a brighter future were dashed by a return to military rule in This page was last edited on 9 December hambaro, at In terms of subject matter, the vast majority of Gambaro’s plays deal with the abuse of power and anaylse the socio-political structures that sanction such gqmbaro.

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The plays of the ’60’s —Las paredes. Mi teatro no produjo un impacto masivo e inmediato; ese impacto se produjo atraves de los anos, unido a una difusion que se va ampliando, tambien muy lentamente, pero con seguridad. Thus, the primary feature of the grotesco criollo is the inextricable linking of humour and drama throughout the play in tragicomic tension. A partir de Roberto Arlt, concretamente — y de otros escritores locales que lo acompanan con eficacia— la dramatica nativa impone conceptos y modalidades distintos de los que se encontraban en vigencia.