Rodolfo Usigli (Mexico D. F. ) consagro su vida entera al teatro y lucho por dar a conocer al mundo un teatro mexicano, una “”comedia humana””, . El Gesticulador (pieza para demagogos en tres actos) [Rodolfo Usigli, Rex Edward Ballinger] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In his “Primer ensayo hacia una tragedia mexicana”, Rodolfo Usigli El gesticulador”, observes that in writing the play Usigli appears to have pursued two goals.

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Oct 18, Nayely Romero rated it liked it. This play brought a lot of interesting questions about identity to the surface for me as well. I was able to connect with him and u Usigli’s book tells the story of one man’s prolonged impersonation of one of the Mexican revolution’s infamous generals, Cesar Rubio. I think that Julia’s character gesyiculador interesting.

El gesticulador by Rodolfo Usigli

Lines about “apariencias” y “gestos” as well as power or deception struck me as repetitive and obvious. Already Usigli introduces themes of doubt, family dispute and tension, and appearances, which is first mentioned by Miguel, Rubio’s son, on the fourth page. But I would argue that there are in fact three. Oct 02, Dusty rated it it was amazing Recommended to Dusty by: I was able to connect with him and understand his thought process behind the lie – which made it interesting to continue reading.

Jun 09, Liliana rated it really liked it.

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I enjoyed reading El gesticulador more than I thought I would. During the second act, Julia completely changes her attitude with the prospect of her father being the governor of the state. In the second act one of the most interesting dialogue exchanges is between Estrella and Elena in which Estrella says to her “What admirable feminine insight! Not from audiences who loved it but from politicians who probably saw too much of themselves in it and hired writers to publish scathing reviews.


Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Preview — El gesticulador by Rodolfo Usigli. El pueblo saw him as a revolutionary hero, and so he was one. I read this with a rather snarky voice in mind which I believe heightens the male dominance portrayed throughout the play. On the surface, there are two Cesar My initial criticism would be that the themes and satire is developed too overtly and that the lack of subtly in the dialogue and the story line take away from the play’s power as a portrayal of the impact of the Mexican Revolution.

El gesticulador es una de las primeras tragedias hispanoamericanas. Hector Torres rated it it was amazing Oct 05, Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem?

I read this play for Spanish lit class when I was in college. As this play was written post-revolution, to me it suggests that Usigili is calling upon the Mexican people and leaders to take responsibility for what happened during the revolution and for their actions. Trivia About El gesticulador. gesticulzdor

Written in the late s, El Gesticulador took a decade to make it to the stage. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. His legacy will live on because of those who believe in it, just like the Mexican Revolution, while appearing to be a failure to some, lived on through those who believed in its purpose. But for me, Usigli is critiquing this way of “finding oneself” suggesting that identity cannot be rooted only in desire, deception, and falsities.

Only Miguel clings to a traditional concept of the truth. Truth is what impostors, advertisers and politicians convince us it is. One thing that stuck out to me was how Usigli addressed the idea of the Mexican “mask.

Fue uno de los mexicanos con mayor sentido de universalidad. View all 7 comments. No trivia or quizzes yet.

I think these robeeto allegorical of three parts of the Mexican Revolution. Rita Montes rated it it was amazing Mar 02, I was most interested by the suggestion in the play that one can create an identity, and furthermore a destiny, rooted only in roerto. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Rubio claims to be the deceased hero, telling the professor that, disillusioned with the course of the Revolution, he had embraced anonymity until thirty years thereafter.


Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Julia saw truth in that which allowed her to overcome her physical appearance and live the life which she believed was her. The metaphysics of the overpowering cruelty of the corruption reigning in a non historical Mexican time.

Jb Arteaga rated it liked it Jun 16, Es la obra capital de Rodolfo Usigli. Feb 04, Evelyn rated it liked it. Jimmy rated it it was amazing Mar 01, Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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Yo soy major que muchos de ellos. I also like how Usigli developed Cesar by introducing his family and their frustration with him on an intimate level. Feb 04, Mary Clare rated it really liked it. She is so focused on outward appearances that she too contributes to the idea of women being seen but not heard. Its debut in the Mexico City ‘s Palacio de Bellas Artes was welcomed by the theater-going public, but was met with hostility by the Mexican government. I can understand why this play was extremely controversial at the time that it was published.

Again, similar to my previous reading of Los de Abajo, this story does not feature a happy ending necessarily, but more importantly concludes with the continuation of corrupt leadership and a false idea of heroism.

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