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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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No trivia or quizzes yet. The play was daring for its time in that it used the true language of contemporary politics, a first for Mexican literature. One thing that stuck out to me was how Usigli addressed the idea of the Mexican “mask. Usigli offers gesticuladof very harsh critique of the Mexican government as well as the Mexican re I was surprised by how much I actually enjoyed reading El gesticulador.

El gesticulador by Rodolfo Usigli. This work therefore expresses those feelings in the form of a theatrical play lead by Rubio. To me, Usigli uses his characters as symbols of the Mexican Revolution. In summary, this story highlights the desperate and extensive efforts of one man, in the wake of the Mexican Revolution, attempting to elevate his status through a lie, to reinstate some of the goals of the revolutionaries as he runs for governor equalityand as a result, is not fully supported by his family and in the end, is assassinated.

El gesticulador by Rodolfo Usigli

Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. The repetition of her self-loathing demonstrates the machista attitude in Mexico.


Another pivotal role is that of Oliver Bolton. 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. Feb 03, Mary Frantz rated it liked it.

Refresh and try again. But then I thought about the work as a play, which is meant to be performed and this tempered my unqualified analysis somewhat. Just a moment while we gesticulaeor you in to your Goodreads account. I think that Julia’s character is interesting. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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

I read this play for Spanish lit class when I was in college. 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! I also like how Usigli developed Cesar by usigi his family and their frustration with him on an intimate level. It is well written and an easy read, but I expected more from the ending.

El gesticulador

There, a professor from Harvard University confuses him for a missing revolutionary hero with the same name. Jan 26, Ivan T. Written in the late s, El Gesticulador took a decade to make it to the stage. On the surface, there are two Cesar My initial criticism would be that the godolfo and satire uaigli 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 gestivulador impact of the Mexican Revolution.


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. I was most interested by the suggestion in the play that one can create an identity, and furthermore a destiny, rooted only in desire.

Identity is ours so long as it is convenient for the powerful to let us keep it. Es considerado el padre del teatro mexicano moderno. 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.

Return to Book Page. Only Miguel clings to a traditional concept of the truth. Trivia About El gesticulador. She doesn’t consider herself pretty, but the author draws a lot of attention to her figure. Open Preview See a Problem? Jul 28, Neal rated it it was amazing. I liked the author’s decision 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.