Page extent: 96
ISBN: 9781849431477
Binding: PaperBack

Siamese Twins

Griselda Gambaro

Translated by Gwen MacKeith
PaperBack (01 Sep 2011)

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‘I would like to, I would like to...cut the cord.’

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.

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ISBN13 9781849431477
Binding PaperBack
Page Extent 96


"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