El Gesticulador (pieza para demagogos en tres actos) [Rodolfo Usigli, Rex Edward Ballinger] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. 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””, . Abstract. In this article I consider Rodolfo Usigli’s El gesticulador using Brechtian theatrical theory to explain the Mexican author’s reference to clásico and the.

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I read this with a rather snarky voice in mind which I believe heightens the male dominance portrayed throughout the play. I thought the conversation between Cesar and Navarro helped to illustrate this idea as well as to depict the corruption present in the Mexican revolution. Es considerado el padre del teatro mexicano moderno. I read this play for Spanish lit class when I was in college. Return to Book Page. 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.

Jb Arteaga rated it liked it Jun 16, This page was last edited on 2 Octoberat Truth is what impostors, advertisers and politicians convince us it is. Jul 28, Neal rated it it was amazing. I think these are allegorical of three parts of the Mexican Revolution.

Feb 03, Callie Deddens rated it really liked it.

La universalidad de El gesticulador de Rodolfo Usigli: Una lectura brechtiana

Paperbackpages. I liked the author’s usili to break the play into three parts, each at time intervals four weeks apart, because it allowed for the reader to understand the progression of Cesar’s new role over a span of time.

Refresh and try again. Only Miguel clings to a traditional concept of the truth.

I truly enjoyed reading Usigli’s play and have already contemplated how it could be staged. There is the poor professor whose name is Cesar Rubio and the hero who died in the war. Un ciudadano del Teatro.


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. J Luis Rivera rated it it was amazing Sep 19, His legacy will live on because of those who believe in it, just like the Ysigli Revolution, while appearing to be a failure to some, lived on through those who believed in its purpose.

Views Read Edit View history. Preview — El gesticulador by Rodolfo Usigli. The repetition of her self-loathing demonstrates the machista attitude in Mexico. On the surface, there are two Cesar Rubios. I think that Julia’s character is interesting.

It is well written and an easy read, but I expected more from the ending. To ask other readers questions about El gesticuladorplease sign up. Articles needing additional references from July All articles needing additional references.

El gesticulador

Although the authors’ muralist counterparts practiced and produced similar and unified works conveying similar messages, the written artists experienced their own sort of identity crisis because there was no central message or common genre.

I enjoyed reading El gesticulador more than I thought I would.

Generally, I do not enjoy reading play’s however I for me, this was an enjoyable read and I think that I can attribute it to both the combination of the plot as well as the way that Usigli constructed the play so that felt that it flowed quickly. The play was daring for its time in that it used the true language of contemporary politics, a first for Mexican literature. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.

To me, Usigli uses his characters as symbols gesticulzdor the Mexican Revolution. Murderers could pose as heroes, thieves as diplomats and charlatans as founts of wisdom.

I was able to connect with him and understand his thought process behind the lie – which made it interesting to continue reading.


Published January 1st by Ediciones Catedra S. Estoy dispuesto a todo para asegurar tu porvenir. I loved this play. Jimmy rated it it was amazing Mar 01, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. O adaptada al cine. Egsticulador uno de los mexicanos con mayor sentido de universalidad.

“Analisis Literario de el Gesticulador de Rodolfo Usigli” by Luz Maria Alvarez

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. I was surprised by how much I actually enjoyed reading El gesticulador. 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.

Jan 26, Ivan T. The repetition of her self-loathing demonstrates the machist I truly enjoyed reading Usigli’s play and have already contemplated how it could be staged. Lines about “apariencias” y “gestos” as well as power or deception struck me as repetitive and obvious. The play opens, and one of the first lines is Julia complaining that she is ugly. Fue un escritor indagador de la verdad. Lists with This Book. I also enjoyed the diction: But the play has outlived the scandal and is one of Latin America’s best.

Some readers may criticize the quick development, overuse, and frequent mentioning or insinuation of the theme, but I believe this writing style to be a result of the authors’ during this time, s, own identity crisis.