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On the debit side, the production often does not go far enough in its depictions of violence. In addition, Dolores suffers in watching this decent man abused. His sadistic character is captured convincingly by the attractive actor Gerardo Gudino.

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. gwmbaro

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Theatricality becomes a form of torture for Dolores, and perhaps, the audience. The superficially frolicsome act horrifies with its hambaro suggestion of incest and underlying violence. The terror often overwhelms in its intensity and precision, explaining With a startling light change, Dolores alters expression and stares at her father, now cognizant of the real pain that she has effected.

The scene ends in a hellish, blackish red light, foreshadowing the blood that will soon run. Repertorio Espanol, New York City. In contrasting scenes, Gambaro trenchantly displays the irony and cruelty of power relationships.

The Padre, named Benigno, alluding both to the fascist Benito Mussolini and commenting ironically nalasangre his own harmful nature, hires a hunchbacked tutor, Rafael, to instruct his spoiled and haughty daughter, Dolores. The actors, Anilu Pardo and Gonzalo Villanueva, perform with passion and conviction, making the relationship believable, and ultimately tragic. Within this familial microcosm, Gambaro denounces state terrorism lw the ignorance of a population that blinds itself to atrocity.

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Gambaro’s dramaturgy is one of extremes. Without cookies your experience malasangrr not be seamless.

Bad Blood (La malasangre) by Griselda Gambaro

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

In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of lz content: The Padre orders Rafael’s death, and upon viewing his lifeless body, Dolores vows revenge. Contact Contact Us Help.

In a terrifying instance of dangerous games, she plays the role of Daddy’s little girl while her father decides how to punish Rafael. 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.

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However, the Madre informs the Padre of their stratagem. In order for the malasangrw to work dramatically, Dolores and Rafael must have a chemistry that bespeaks love and hate simultaneously. Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. They have produced a play by Griselda Gambaro, a contemporary Argentine playwright whose work is too rarely seen in the United States. 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.

They joke childishly with each ma,asangre, with Dolores eventually sitting on her father’s lap while he bounces her on his knee. The play, La malasangre Bad Blooddebuted gambado [End Page ] Buenos Aires in toward the end of the Al War—when nearly 30, citizens were kidnapped, tortured, and murdered by the military government.


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 play is a brilliantly constructed chess game with characters who alternate between oppressor and oppressed. Dolores’s father ignores this sexual assault.

mqlasangre Further adding to the disturbing nature of the scene, the father orders Fermin to dance with Rafael, to humiliate the already victimized tutor. The tortured nature of their relationship is exemplified in the scene where Dolores provokes Rafael to hit her by repeatedly cursing him as servile. The father, with his bright red jacket, angular face, and gabaro body, takes on the grotesque hue of a devil. 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.

The play reminds us that though we cannot perfectly recapture the mood of s Argentina, bloody and battered by dictatorship, we can, ka the current world, still feel Argentina’s pain as it undergoes yet another political, social, and economic crisis.