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Griselda Gambaro (born 28 July 1928) is an Argentine novelist and dramatist.  She is one of the most significant playwrights working in Latin America, and arguably on the international stage. Gambaro's theatre is characterised by her unflinching dissection of political and domestic violence, as well as by the clear mark of the theatrical traditions of the grotesco criollo, the Argentine version of the grotesque.  Her plays are widely performed in South America, North America, Eastern, and Western, Europe. 

Siamese Twins
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Siamese Twins

Griselda Gambaro
 
First performed in 1967, this is an early, yet startling, brilliant work by the internationally acclaimed Argentine playwright Griselda Gambaro. In this absurd and forceful play, two brothers carry out a primal scene of envy, cruelty and torture. Ignacio wants to break free of his brother and move out of their shared house, but Lorenzo has other plans. Through a series of dark comedic scenes the absurd becomes a harrowing metaphor of the most pure and raw reality.

Review
On one hand this play is an outcry and a prescient warning about this the misuse of authority and fearful acquiescence before it and on the other a picture of the exploitation, cruelty and even torture that even partners or siblings can inflict upon each other... A forceful play, it is lightened by a bitter humour, its action holding our attention through the actors' playing and its ideas resonating afterwards. -  British Theatre Guide



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Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-84943-147-7 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB