0. Altmetric. Original Articles. El Grito Infinito: Ecos Coloniales en La Malasangre de Griselda Gambaro. Gail A. Bulman Syracuse University. Griselda Gambaro has 54 books on Goodreads with ratings. Griselda Gambaro’s most popular book is La malasangre. El Grito Infinito: Ecos Coloniales en La Malasangre de Griselda Gambaro. Article in Symposium 48(4) · September with 14 Reads.

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Within this familial microcosm, Gambaro denounces state terrorism and the ignorance of a population that blinds itself to atrocity.

In a terrifying instance of dangerous games, she plays the role of Daddy’s little girl while her father decides how to punish Rafael. However, the Madre informs the Padre of their stratagem. In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Gambaro’s dramaturgy is one of extremes.

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 as it undergoes yet another political, social, and economic crisis.

Theatricality becomes a form of torture for Dolores, and perhaps, the audience. Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community griseldz serves.

The actors, Anilu Pardo and Gonzalo Villanueva, perform with passion and conviction, making the relationship believable, and ultimately tragic. The superficially frolicsome act horrifies with its sexual suggestion of incest and underlying violence. The play is a brilliantly constructed chess game with characters who alternate between oppressor and oppressed.


The two young people ,alasangre fall in love and plan their escape.

Books by Griselda Gambaro

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. Further adding to the disturbing nature of the scene, the father orders Fermin to dance with Rafael, to humiliate the already victimized tutor. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. With a startling light change, Dolores alters expression and stares at her father, now cognizant of the real pain that she has effected.

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. 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.

Books by Griselda Gambaro (Author of La malasangre)

Dolores’s father ignores this sexual assault. In contrasting scenes, Gambaro trenchantly displays the irony and cruelty of power relationships.

After he does indeed strike her, she calls her father Benigno played by Mauricio Bustamente, who [End Page ] easily moves between malasangge character’s lz and comedic features, making Benigno a sadistic prankster. The production offers gakbaro similarly vivid and tense scenes of cruelty and aggression. They joke childishly with each other, with Dolores eventually sitting on her father’s lap while he bounces her on his knee.

Contact Contact Us Help. 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. The Padre orders Rafael’s death, and upon viewing his lifeless body, Dolores vows revenge. In addition, Dolores suffers in watching this decent man abused. In order for the play to work dramatically, Dolores and Rafael must have a chemistry that bespeaks love and hate simultaneously.


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. The father, with his bright red jacket, angular face, and slim body, takes on the grotesque hue of a devil. Repertorio Espanol, New York City. His sadistic character is captured convincingly by the attractive actor Gerardo Gudino. Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. The terror often overwhelms in its intensity and precision, explaining This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.

On the debit side, the production malwsangre does not go far enough in its depictions of violence. griseldx

The tortured nature of their relationship is exemplified in the scene where Dolores provokes Rafael to hit malwsangre by repeatedly cursing him as servile. They have produced a play by Griselda Gambaro, a contemporary Argentine playwright whose work is too rarely seen in the United States. The scene ends in a hellish, blackish red light, foreshadowing the blood that will soon run.