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Each visitor reacts to Alfonso and his predicament in a different and unexpected way. And above all else, theatre is made to 44 teach us this. A short interval of unrestricted democracy allowed for the development of a counter-culture youth movement, which was highly-politicized and desperate to find ways of acting against the status quo. What occurs instead is the slow and steady intensification of a singular situation of metaphoric import, which develops from minor mishap to nightmare before the audience’s eyes.

What is more, this bizarre and tteatro terrifying tale is dealt with matter-of-factly and almost with indifference, as though it were an everyday occurrence. The character of the mother, far from being sympathetic and nurturing, is seen to be selfish and uncaring.

However, because of the strident economic measures taken groselda the workers, the policies of Ongania were met with increased resistance from organised labour movements and left-wing revolutionaries. If a country is experiencing a crisis, the theatre reflects that immediately. The idea of a social mask that clashes with the inner self was theatrically adopted to show the individual at odds with his environment and pathetically attempting to hide his failure tteatro those around him.

Gambaro’s theatre tends to be one of few characters and those that do appear can, as we have seen, be classified as either victimizers or their respective victims. The courteous and generous have their counterpart in the violent and the armed who move among the shadows —para-military police units that weren’t dissolved at the end of the dirty war, secret services that still operate, all blatantly serving totalitarian interests.

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When referring to Gambaro’s dramatic style, the label “absurdist” has been lifted by most contemporary critics. In a similar fashion, paradox, irony and understatement are all exploited to create conflicting discourses whose effect is one of sustained ambiguity.

These magazines also began to offer prizes to promising young playwrights designed as a means of not only encouraging their work, but also of legitimizing it within the theatre world. When asked to define the purpose of her theatre, Gambaro asserts that her aim is to always present an alternative and ever-changing view of Argentinean reality, one that is not photographic but transformed for artistic effect: The failure of Argentina’s first experiment in democracy Yrigoyen – brought with it worsening social conditions, economic crisis, resistance from the workers and ultimately brutal repression.

For a selected bibliography on Griselda Gambaro see appendix. Ambiguity can be seen to constitute the hallmark of Gambarian theatre and provides the audience with the opportunity, as de Toro proposes, to “see more” in each play than is actually written in the text.


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Todo lo que ocurre es que se intensifican los caracteres, a nivel de los procedimientos y yriselda el aspecto semantico, de la textualidad que comenzara en los sesenta. The innovative use of space shows Gambaro’s dramatic style of this period to be in line with the most avant garde theatrical trends taking place in North America 51 and Europe.

In reviewing a revival of The Chairs and The Lesson at the Royal Court, Tynan warned his readers of the danger that lonesco might become the messiah of the enemies of realism in the theatre. Become a LibraryThing Author. The scenes are balanced so that the opening scenes tend to contrast directly with the closing scenes, with the two scenes in the country showing that a change of space transforms nothing if attitudes remain intransigent, which is the case with Alfonso.

Teatro argentino del ‘ Ironically, both extremes had been influenced by foreign theatrical models, but whereas the social realists wanted to adapt the foreign model to the Argentinean stage, the members of neovanguardia wanted to transform the Argentinean stage.

Pellettieri, “El teatro Independiente On the other hand, she tends to communicate her message in highly experimental and unconventional styles. It will become apparent that this tradition, although periodically transformed or modernized by theories from abroad and made to serve different functions, remains very much alive in Argentinean theatre to this day and was one of the reasons, as we shall see, why the anti-realist work put out by the Instituto Torcuato di Telia met with such reaction and accusations of being anti-Argentinean, Parallel to the melodramas enjoyed by the cultural elite, there also developed in Argentina a strong tradition of popular theatre or genero chico, enjoyed by the lower classes —sainete, vodevil, revista and zarzuela.

Her novel Ganarse la muerte was banned by the government because of the obvious political message.

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Pero en la Argentina no es un teatro tan visto, no es un teatro que convoque ‘a inmensas multidudes. A closer analysis, however, reveals that the world created by Gambaro, although exaggerated and caricatured for theatrical or comedic effects, is not as far removed from the real world as it at first appears to be.

The reasons why El desatino has been linked to the Theatre of the Absurd soon become apparent. As the decade drew to a close, Argentina’s own political climate was cause for consternation and demanding to be addressed.

Picon-Garfield, 60 In Spain, Gambaro felt divorced from the public she usually wrote for and detached from the shared reality that forms the basis of her theatre. It d Gambaro’s most experimental play and one of her most violent.

Theatre still received the least censorship of all the forms of public representation because it was regarded as the least problematic as it possessed a relatively small field of reception compared to television, cinema or radio.


In various ways they have been found representative of her work. Immigration, economic crises and political instability have all played a major part in shaping Argentina’s stage. This is partly due to the fact that Argentina, more than any other Latin American country, has for nearly one hundred and fifty years been open to immigration from abroad.

The focus of much of the neorealistic theatre of the early sixties was primarily on the frustrated expectations and indolence of the middle classes. A medida que la situation de la Argentina se agravaba en el doble camino de la convulsion social y la represidn, sea con gobiernos militares de facto Onganfa, Levingston, Lanusse o civiles sin autoridad Campora, Peron, Maria Estela Martinez de Peronestrene mas espaciadamente: Ordaz, Introduction to Gorostiza, 6 The collective nature obrzs the independent theatres, their rebellion against tradition, gakbaro their aims to experiment and educate, transformed them into one of the leading voices of dissidence against the status quo for nearly three decades.

Luego heatro un aspera lucha “principista” —sin revision posible, al parecer,— empieza a entenderse que no todos los interpretes de nuestra escena son mercachifles y que, por el contrario, muchos de ellos poseen una conciencia y una responsibilidad moral que debe tenerse en cuenta para no caerse en generalizaciones injustas. In terms of theatrical innovation, the development of the grotesco criollo marked the first tentative break with realism and the beginning of a wave of theatrical experimentation.

Her complete dramatic works to this date are as follows, the date in brackets refers to the date first performed and an asterix denotes those plays that have yet to be premiered: It was also in that she wrote her first play, Las paredes, based on one of the short stories in the collection.

The form-smashers of the contemporary theatre, therefore, are anything but frivolous iconoclasts Outside, as well as inside, the situation remains the same, which is 57 that Alfonso’s foot is still trapped and that he is helpless without the intervention of others. Pellettieri, “El teatro independiente After a short but successful run in the independent theatre, the play was picked up by a professional theatre group and directed by Armando Discepolo at a commercial theatre.

Among members of the theatre-world, the spectacles performed at Di Telia sparked off an angry polemic between those playwrights and critics who believed that realism, and preferably social realism, was the only appropriate stage language; and those in favour of the so-called “absurdists” being made increasingly more public by the Institute. Likewise, growing concern with the increased human rights violations perpetrated by the State forced Gambaro, while still anti-realistic in tenet, to take a more overtly political standpoint in her work.