In this absurd and forceful play, two brothers, one weak, one strong, play out a primal scene of envy, cruelty and torture as the strong exerts his power and aggression over the weak. Here the absurd becomes a harrowing metaphor of the most pure and raw reality. First performed in , this is an early, yet startling brilliant, work by the internationally acclaimed Argentine playwright, Griselda Gambaro. At the centre of Los siameses are Lorenzo and Ignacio, twins who form the well-known archetypes of Cain and Abel.
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Readers also enjoyed. About Griselda Gambaro. Griselda Gambaro. Actualmente reside en un barrio suburbano de la provincia de Buenos Aires. Griselda Gambaro was born in Buenos Aires. Although known primarily as one of Latin America's most accomplished dramatist, she began her literary career by writing novellas and short stories.
She has won several prestigious national awards in Argentina and has been a Guggenheim Fellow in the United States. El Campo is the most powerful of her more than dozen plays. Books by Griselda Gambaro. As dedicated readers already know, some of the best and most innovative stories on the shelves come from the constantly evolving realm of young ad Read more Trivia About Teatro: Las pared No trivia or quizzes yet.
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Gambaro, Griselda (1928–)
Griselda Gambaro born July 24, is an Argentine writer, whose novels, plays, short stories, story tales, essays and novels for teenagers 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. Her novel Ganarse la muerte was banned by the government because of the obvious political message. One cannot help wondering whether the first audiences for this play would have identified the menacing figures who appear in it with particular political or public faces. On one hand this play is an outcry and a prescient warning about this the misuse of authority and fearful acquiescence before it and on the other a picture of the exploitation, cruelty and even torture that even partners or siblings can inflict upon each other. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Duke University Press.
Teatro : Las Paredes ; El Desatino ; Los Siameses
Griselda Gambaro b. In El campo ; The Camp , , El desatino ; The Blunder , Los siameses ; The Siamese Twins , , and other works, Gambaro uses symbolic constructions to depict the real nature of human beings and of their relationships, to open "an imaginary space that, in turn, discovers, invents or anticipates new dimensions of reality. Gambaro, in all her works, is preoccupied with the absurdity of the human condition, the schizophrenic nature of man, and the exercise of power by men and women alike. Her theater and, to some degree, her novels are absurdist constructions with elements of the theater of cruelty and black humor.