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In addition, Dolores suffers in watching this decent man abused. This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.

Theatricality becomes a form of torture for Dolores, and perhaps, the audience. 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. In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: The scene ends in a hellish, blackish red light, foreshadowing the blood that will soon run.

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. Though the production, by grisdlda Mexican director Alejandra Orozco, downplays the political for the personal, the many confrontations in the play strikingly display the power relationships. However, the Madre informs the Padre of their stratagem.

In a terrifying instance of dangerous games, she plays the role of Daddy’s little girl while her father decides how to punish Rafael. Dolores’s father ignores this sexual assault. Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation gambbaro dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. 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.


The two young kalasangre eventually fall in love and plan their escape.

Gambaro Griselda La Malasangre

With a startling light change, Dolores alters expression and stares at her father, now cognizant of the real pain that she has effected. 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. The actors, Anilu Pardo and Gonzalo Villanueva, perform with passion and conviction, making the relationship believable, and ultimately tragic.

On the debit side, the production often does not go far enough in its depictions of violence. Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly gambago it serves. The production offers many similarly vivid and tense scenes of cruelty and aggression.

Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. 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. In order for the play to work dramatically, Dolores and Rafael must have a chemistry that bespeaks love and hate simultaneously.

The gammbaro, with his bright lw jacket, angular face, malasanhre slim body, takes on the grotesque hue of a devil. Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus.


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The terror often overwhelms in its intensity and precision, explaining They have produced a play by Griselda Gambaro, a contemporary Argentine playwright whose work is too rarely seen in the United States. The Padre orders Rafael’s death, and upon viewing his lifeless body, Dolores vows revenge. The tortured nature of their relationship is exemplified in the scene where Dolores provokes Rafael to hit her by repeatedly cursing him as servile.

Gambaro’s dramaturgy is one of extremes.

Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Repertorio Espanol, New York City. Further adding to the disturbing nature gamabro the scene, the father orders Fermin to dance with Rafael, to humiliate the already victimized tutor.

They joke childishly with each other, with Dolores eventually sitting on her father’s lap while he bounces her on his knee. His sadistic character is captured convincingly by the attractive actor Gerardo Gudino. Contact L Us Help. The play is a brilliantly constructed chess game with characters who alternate between oppressor and oppressed.

In contrasting scenes, Gambaro trenchantly displays the irony and cruelty of power relationships. Within this familial microcosm, Gambaro denounces state terrorism and the ignorance of a population that blinds gruselda to atrocity.