Information for Foreigners

Paper Text – $22.00

ISBN 978-0-8101-1033-5

Cloth Text – $48.00

ISBN 978-0-8101-1008-3
Publication Date
March 1992
Page Count
175 pages
Trim Size
6 x 9

Information for Foreigners

Three Plays
Griselda Gambaro

One of Latin America's most important and prolific writers, Griselda Gambaro has focused on the dynamics of repression, complicity, and violence--specifically, the terror of violent regimes and their devastating effects on the moral framework of society. Information for Foreigners is a drama of disappearance, an experimental work dealing with the theme of random and meaningless punishment in which the audience is led through darkened passageways to a series of nightmarish tableaux. The collection also includes The Walls and Antigona Furiosa.

About the Author

Griselda Gambaro (born July 28, 1928) is an Argentine playwright, whose works often concern the political violence in her home country that would develop into the Dirty War. One recurring theme is the desaparecidos and the attempts to recover their bodies and memorialize them. Gambaro is Argentina's most celebrated playwright, and she was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1982, as well as many other prizes.
"Griselda Gambaro is, without doubt, one of the most innovative and powerful writers in the world today."
--Diana Taylor, Dartmouth College
"She is not only one of the major literary figures of contemporary Argentina but indeed of all Latin America."
--George Woodyard, University of Kansas