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Bad Blood (La malasangre) [Griselda Gambaro, Marguerite Feitlowitz] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. La Malasangre Y Otras Obras De Teatro [GRISELDA GAMBARO] on Amazon. com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Download Citation on ResearchGate | La Malasangre (review) | Theatre Journal They have produced a play by Griselda Gambaro, a contemporary Argentine.

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Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Theatricality becomes a form of torture for Dolores, and perhaps, the audience. In a terrifying instance of dangerous games, she plays the role of Daddy’s little gamaro while her father decides how to punish Rafael.

In contrasting scenes, Gambaro trenchantly displays the irony and cruelty of power relationships.

Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. They joke childishly with each other, with Dolores eventually sitting on her father’s lap while he bounces her on his knee. In order for the play to work dramatically, Dolores and Rafael must have a chemistry that bespeaks love and hate simultaneously.

Griselda Gambaro Quotes (Author of La malasangre)

The actors, Anilu Pardo and Gonzalo Villanueva, perform with passion and conviction, making the relationship believable, and ultimately tragic. Gambaro’s dramaturgy is one of extremes. The scene ends in a hellish, blackish red light, foreshadowing the blood that will soon run. Repertorio Espanol, New York City. The tone of playfulness shifts abruptly to naked violence as Rafael is dragged away by the father’s lackey, Fermin Dario Tangelsona creepy, fawning fellow.

This malasxngre uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. On the debit side, the production often does not go far enough in its depictions of violence.


However, the Madre informs the Padre of their stratagem. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. Within this familial microcosm, Gambaro denounces state terrorism and the ignorance of a population that blinds itself to atrocity.

Gambaro Griselda La Malasangre

Dolores’s father ma,asangre this sexual assault. With a startling light change, Dolores alters expression and stares at her father, now cognizant of the real pain that she has effected.

Though the production, by the Mexican director Alejandra Orozco, downplays the political for the personal, the many confrontations in the play strikingly display the power relationships.

Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. The Padre orders Rafael’s death, and upon viewing his lifeless body, Dolores vows revenge.

In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: They have produced a play by Griselda Gambaro, a contemporary Argentine playwright whose work is too rarely seen in the United States.

Further adding to the disturbing nature of the scene, the father orders Fermin to dance with Rafael, to humiliate the already victimized tutor. After he does indeed strike her, she calls her father Benigno played by Mauricio Bustamente, who [End Page ] easily moves between the character’s authoritative and comedic features, making Benigno a sadistic prankster.

His sadistic character is captured convincingly by the attractive actor Gerardo Gudino. In addition, Dolores suffers in gwmbaro this decent man abused. The play is a brilliantly constructed chess game with characters who alternate between oppressor and oppressed. The production offers many similarly vivid and tense scenes of cruelty and aggression. The two young people eventually fall in love and plan their escape. The play, La malasangre Bad Blooddebuted in [End Page ] Buenos Aires in toward the end of the Dirty War—when nearly 30, citizens were kidnapped, tortured, and murdered by the military government.


The father, with his bright red jacket, angular face, and slim makasangre, takes on the grotesque hue of a devil. The terror often overwhelms in its intensity and precision, explaining Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a malasanngre part of the academic and scholarly community it serves.

The play reminds us that though we cannot perfectly recapture the mood of s Argentina, bloody and battered by dictatorship, we can, in the current world, still feel Argentina’s pain malasangree it undergoes yet gmabaro political, social, and economic crisis. The superficially frolicsome act horrifies with its sexual suggestion of incest and underlying violence.

The tortured nature of their relationship is exemplified in the scene where Dolores provokes Rafael to hit her by repeatedly cursing him as servile. Contact Contact Us Help. The Padre, named Benigno, alluding both to the fascist Benito Mussolini and commenting ironically to his own harmful nature, hires a hunchbacked tutor, Rafael, to instruct his spoiled and haughty daughter, Dolores.