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They joke childishly with each other, with Dolores eventually sitting on her father’s lap while he bounces her on his knee. The terror often overwhelms in its intensity and precision, explaining The Padre orders Rafael’s death, and upon viewing his lifeless body, Dolores vows revenge.
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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. On the debit side, the production often does not go far enough in its depictions of violence.
The play is a brilliantly constructed chess game with characters who alternate between oppressor and oppressed. Contact Contact Us Help.
The two young people eventually fall in love and plan their escape. 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.
With a startling light change, Dolores alters gaambaro and stares at her father, now cognizant of the real pain that she has effected. The actors, Anilu Pardo and Gonzalo Villanueva, perform with passion and conviction, making the relationship believable, and ultimately tragic. In contrasting scenes, Gambaro trenchantly displays the irony and cruelty of power relationships. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. In addition, Dolores suffers in watching this decent man abused.
The father, with nalasangre bright red jacket, angular face, and slim body, takes on the grotesque hue of a devil. The scene ends in a hellish, blackish red light, foreshadowing the blood that will gamharo run. Dolores’s father ignores this sexual assault.
Gambaro Griselda La Malasangre
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. Gambaro’s dramaturgy is one of extremes. The superficially frolicsome act horrifies with its sexual suggestion of incest and underlying violence.
Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. Repertorio Espanol, New York City. They have produced a play by Griselda Gambaro, a contemporary Argentine playwright whose work is too rarely seen in the United States.
In a terrifying instance of dangerous games, she plays the role of Daddy’s little girl while her fambaro decides how to punish Rafael. His sadistic character is captured convincingly by the attractive actor Gerardo Gudino.
Griselda Gambaro Quotes (Author of La malasangre)
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. Within this familial microcosm, Gambaro denounces state terrorism and the ignorance of a population that ka itself to atrocity.
Theatricality becomes a form of torture for Dolores, and perhaps, the audience. In order for the play to work dramatically, Dolores and Rafael must have a chemistry that bespeaks love and hate simultaneously. 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.
The tortured nature of their relationship is exemplified in the scene where Dolores provokes Rafael to hit her by repeatedly cursing him as servile. Further adding to the disturbing nature of the scene, the father orders Fermin to dance with Rafael, to humiliate the already victimized tutor. However, the Madre informs the Padre of their stratagem. 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.
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