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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Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. 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. Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community df serves.

They joke childishly with each other, with Dolores eventually sitting on her father’s lap while he bounces her on his knee.

Dolores’s father ignores this sexual assault. The play is a brilliantly constructed chess game with characters who alternate between oppressor and oppressed. His sadistic character is captured convincingly by the attractive actor Gerardo Gudino. However, the Madre informs the Padre of their stratagem.

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This website 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. The Padre, named Benigno, alluding both to the fascist Benito Bambaro and commenting ironically to his own harmful nature, hires a hunchbacked tutor, Rafael, to instruct his spoiled and haughty daughter, Dolores.

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The scene ends in ce hellish, blackish red light, foreshadowing the blood that will soon run. 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. With a startling light change, Dolores alters expression and stares at her father, now cognizant of the real pain that she has effected. The terror often overwhelms in its intensity and precision, explaining The two young people eventually fall in love and plan their escape.

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Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. The father, with his bright red jacket, angular face, and slim body, takes on the grotesque hue of a devil. 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.

Gambbaro MUSE re the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. 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. Contact Contact Us Help. Gambaro’s dramaturgy is one of extremes.

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. Theatricality becomes a form of torture for Dolores, and perhaps, the audience.


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 malazangre political, social, and economic crisis. The actors, Anilu Pardo and Gonzalo Villanueva, perform with passion and conviction, making the relationship believable, and ultimately tragic. The play, La malasangre Bad Blooddebuted in [End Page ] Buenos Gambato in toward the end of the Dirty War—when nearly 30, citizens were kidnapped, tortured, and murdered by the military government.

The superficially frolicsome act horrifies with its sexual suggestion of incest and underlying violence. In a terrifying instance of dangerous games, she plays the role of Daddy’s little girl while her father decides how to punish Rafael. Further adding to the disturbing nature of the scene, the father orders Fermin to dance with Rafael, to humiliate the already victimized tutor.

In addition, Dolores suffers in watching this decent man abused. In contrasting scenes, Gambaro trenchantly grkselda the irony and cruelty of power relationships. Repertorio Espanol, New York City.