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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 gambar, making Benigno a sadistic prankster.

The Padre orders Rafael’s death, and upon viewing his lifeless body, Dolores vows revenge. Theatricality becomes a form of torture for Dolores, and perhaps, the audience.

The superficially frolicsome act horrifies with its sexual suggestion of incest and underlying violence.

Gambaro Griselda La Malasangre

In a terrifying instance of dangerous games, she plays the role of Daddy’s little girl while her father decides how to punish Rafael. The tortured nature of their relationship is exemplified in the scene malxsangre Dolores provokes Rafael to hit her by repeatedly cursing him as servile. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. The play reminds us that though malasqngre 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.

However, the Madre informs the Padre of their stratagem. Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. Further adding to the disturbing nature of the scene, the father orders Fermin to dance with Rafael, to humiliate the already victimized tutor.


In order for the play to work dramatically, Dolores and Malasagre must have a chemistry that bespeaks love and hate simultaneously. The father, with his bright red jacket, angular face, and slim body, takes on the grotesque hue of a devil. In addition, Dolores suffers in watching this decent man abused. On the debit side, the malasanhre often does not go far enough in its depictions of violence.

Dolores’s father ignores this sexual assault.

They have produced a play by Griselda Gambaro, a contemporary Argentine playwright whose work is too rarely seen in the United States. Though the mapasangre, 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, 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.

Gambaro’s dramaturgy malasangge one of extremes.

Griselda Gambaro Quotes (Author of La malasangre)

In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: 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.

Within gambado familial microcosm, Gambaro denounces state terrorism and the ignorance of a population that blinds itself to atrocity. Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves.

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. The play is a brilliantly constructed chess game with characters who alternate between oppressor and oppressed. With a startling light change, Dolores alters expression and jalasangre at her father, now cognizant of the real pain that she has effected.


Project MUSE promotes the creation ,a dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. They joke childishly with each other, with Dolores eventually sitting on her father’s lap while he bounces her on his knee.

Repertorio Espanol, Mzlasangre York City. In contrasting scenes, Gambaro trenchantly displays the irony and cruelty of power relationships. The actors, Anilu Pardo and Gonzalo Lx, perform with passion and conviction, making the relationship believable, and ultimately tragic.

The terror often overwhelms in its intensity and precision, explaining His sadistic character is captured convincingly by the attractive actor Gerardo Gudino.

The scene ends in a 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. Contact Contact Us Help.

The two young people eventually fall in love and plan their escape. The production offers many similarly vivid and tense scenes of cruelty and aggression. 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.