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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The government cancelled several performances, and writers were hired to severely criticize the performances that were allowed to go on.

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Oct 18, Nayely Romero rated it liked it. I enjoyed reading El gesticulador more than I thought I would. Quotes from El gesticulador. 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.

Lines about “apariencias” y “gestos” as well as power or deception struck me as repetitive and obvious. Articles needing additional references from July All articles needing additional references. I was surprised by how much I actually enjoyed reading El gesticulador. Feb 03, Mary Frantz rated it liked it. The story is published in The New York Timesand Rubio comes to the attention of his compatriots, receiving accolades and fielding offers to run for the governorship of his state against a corrupt Revolutionary general.

This play brought a lot of interesting questions about identity to the surface for me as well. 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. The repetition of her self-loathing demonstrates the machista attitude in Mexico.

Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. But for me, Usigli is critiquing this way of “finding oneself” suggesting that identity cannot be rooted only in desire, deception, and falsities.


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Un ciudadano del Teatro. Usigli offers a very harsh critique of the Mexican government as well as the Mexican revolution, painting a picture of a movement steeped in corruption, lies and manipulation all for personal benefit and gain. 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.

Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. 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! Feb 03, Sophia K-l rated it really liked it. 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.

The work thus became the only play in Mexican history to be censored by the government. 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.

The metaphysics of the overpowering cruelty of the corruption reigning in a non historical Mexican time. 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. Rita Montes rated it it was amazing Mar 02, Es la obra capital de Rodolfo Usigli.

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El gesticulador es una de las primeras tragedias hispanoamericanas. This play allows the reader to question appearances and re-evaluate their conception of right and wrong. Hector Torres rated it it was amazing Oct 05, El gesticulador by Rodolfo Usigli.

There, a professor from Harvard University confuses him for a missing revolutionary hero with the same name. Trivia About El gesticulador. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Este libro fue interesante, pero no is perfecto. Alexis rated it really liked it Nov 16, Elena allowed herself to be convinced that what started as a lie in reality became a harmless opportunity for an unlucky man to take hold of his potential.


Books by Rodolfo Usigli. Although the actual language is relatively easy to understand and the themes of appearances and self-identification are overtly emphasized, I consider this play to be a wonderful insight into the mind of artists during the early to mid twentieth century.

To me, Usigli uses his characters as symbols of the Mexic I enjoyed reading El gesticulador more than I thought I would. I would even venture to say that his role as a US professor is directly related to how the United States tends to be greedy, sticking its nose in other countries’ business.

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No trivia or quizzes yet. It is well written and an easy read, but I expected more from the ending. One thing that stuck out to me was how Usigli addressed the idea of the Mexican “mask.

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. Oct 02, Dusty rated it it was amazing Recommended to Dusty by: Oct 11, Usibli Arcuri rated it really liked it.

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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.