El campo (Buenos Aires: Insurrexit, ), p. Subsequent references to the play will appear in parentheses. Translations are mine. of this century, Griselda Gámbaro began her extraordinary contribution to the Gambaro’s El campo and Foucault’s work on power relations and its correlative. Angelique Rockas played Emma. The data of this production are now archived at the British Library. For full details of Internationalist Theatre`s British premiere.

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The act ends on Frank pressuring Martin into saying he also had fun and Emma falling to the floor in a fit of uncontrollable scratching.

American Journal of Sociology. Emma and Martin enter his family home and Martin realizes that something has changed.

Often misinterpreted as belonging to the Theatre of the Absurd, [4] The Camp is actually a part of el grotesco criollo[3] an Argentine theatre genre closely related to black comedy.

As Emma’s stagefright rises, Frank gets more frustrated and tells her that the show must go on. Additionally, the character of Frank’s name was originally Franco in Gambaro’s text and is reminiscent of late Spanish dictator Fracisco Franco. University of Michigan Press. She also looks through her suitcase and pulls out the only outfit her supposed secretary packed for her: Martin is perplexed why his family is not home but just figures they went outside to play.

A Journal of Performance and Art. Frank confesses to Martin that Emma has always been able to leave and that he cannot handle her behavior any longer. Young and attractive Martin shows up at an unidentified corporation and is griseoda by a servant that Frank will soon be joining him to discuss his new occupation.


Once again, Frank pressures Emma and Martin into being gambaor with one another and warns Martin that, should he disobey, he will lose his job. He begs Martin to take Emma away from him and, after being paid for his work, Martin quits his job and leaves with Emma.

Martin ggambaro been at the corporation or camp for a while now, and grisflda insists that he go take a walk.

Emma says she cannot stay in the house and demands to be placed in a hotel. She wears a prison smock of rough gray cloth, camlo head is completely shaved, she scratches herself all over her body, but she states that she is not itchy at all and she believes that she is indeed wearing a ball gown. The papers that Frank gives Martin to sort through are actually piles of children’s homework assignments.

University of Texas Press. The Tulane Drama Review. Martin realizes that she has a number tattooed on her arm and is certain that she escaped from a camp, [6] and asks her certain things about her past, but Emma refuses to answer his questions. She throws flowers at the audience and the concert ends.

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University of Pennsylvania Press. The Stage — via britishnewspaperarchive. Emma friselda to seduce Martin on several occasions and becomes confused when Martin does not give in, as Emma has been told that he is an admirer. Just then, an Official walks in and rubs his palms together with a sense of satisfaction, commenting that the door was open. Emma and Martin are performing duties and, although it is not revealed exactly why they are doing these tasks, Emma does say that “they left us here to work.


Angelique Rockas as Emma in Griselda Gambaro` ‘El Campo’

Martin shouts out a few times during the concert and is physically punished by the Gestapo officers. This page was last edited on 26 Novemberat Frank takes out a whip and whips the floor, provoking Emma and triggering upset emotions.

The concert is run by Gestapo officers and the audience is filled with prisoners dressed as though they are in a concentration camp. However, it is later revealed that he is being told to and that this is indeed a corporation led by many people. Retrieved from ” https: Frank sends Emma outside to grab whatever she’d like from the dead foxes. The Camp mostly revolves around the political violence and the effects of torture on innocent people who allow themselves to be victims of political torture.

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