Rodolfo Usigli’s El gesticulador is a political commentary in dramatic guise. . son como las botellas que se usan en el teatro: con etiqueta de coñac, y rellenas . Recommended Citation. Alvarez, Luz Maria, “Analisis Literario de el Gesticulador de Rodolfo Usigli” (). Master’s Theses. El Gesticulador (pieza para demagogos en tres actos) [Rodolfo Usigli, Rex Aproximaciones al estudio de la literatura hispanica, sexta edicion (Spanish.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I think that Julia’s character is interesting. Jul 28, Neal rated it it was amazing. Es considerado el padre del teatro mexicano moderno. No trivia or quizzes yet.

I read this play for Spanish lit class when I rodolf in college. Identity is ours so long as it is convenient for the powerful to let us keep it. I was very aware of the idea of deception as I was reading, and the questioning of whether deception is in fact lying or not. Only Miguel clings to a traditional concept of the truth. Apr 28, Jennifer Johnson rated it it was ok. Gestticulador using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

I also like how Usigli developed Cesar by introducing his family and their frustration with him on an intimate level.

Oct 02, Dusty rated it it was amazing Recommended to Dusty by: This play is a perfect combination of raw human emotions and suigli reflection upon a person’s ability to reinvent themselves. El gesticulador by Rodolfo Usigli. On the surface, there are two Cesar My initial criticism would be that the themes and satire is gestlculador 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.


The repetition of her self-loathing demonstrates the machista attitude in Mexico. To me, Usigli uses his characters as symbols of the Mexic I enjoyed reading El gesticulador more than I thought I would. Quotes from El gesticulador. 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.

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. Lines about “apariencias” y “gestos” as well as power or deception struck me as repetitive and obvious.

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

Murderers could pose as heroes, thieves as diplomats and charlatans as founts of wisdom. El gesticulador embodies the “search for identity” so common to literature of the Mexican Revolution. Estoy dispuesto a todo para asegurar tu porvenir. July Learn how and when to remove this template message.

El gesticulador by Rodolfo Usigli

It is well written and an easy read, but I expected more from the ending. This play allows the reader to question appearances and re-evaluate their conception of right and wrong. I think these are allegorical of three parts of the Mexican Revolution. Re truly enjoyed reading Usigli’s play and have already contemplated how it could be staged.

Matthew Leonard rated it really liked it Sep 22, The repetition of her self-loathing demonstrates gesticculador machist I truly enjoyed reading Usigli’s play and have already contemplated how it could be staged.

Feb 04, Mary Clare rated it really liked it. Feb 03, Taylor rated it really liked it. Want to Read saving…. 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 gesticuladro.


Trivia About El gesticulador. The metaphysics of the overpowering cruelty of the corruption reigning in a non historical Mexican time. At issue was the play’s declaration of the death of the Mexican Revolution in its institutionalization in the Partido Revolucionario Institucional.

Soulecito rated it it was amazing Dec 03, There, a professor xe Harvard University confuses him for a missing revolutionary hero rpdolfo the same name. 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.

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!

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She is so focused on outward appearances that she too contributes to the idea of women being seen but not heard. One thing that stuck out to me was how Usigli addressed the idea of the Mexican “mask. El gesticulador es una de las primeras tragedias hispanoamericanas.

Written in the late s, El Gesticulador took a decade to make it to the stage. Hector Torres rated it it was amazing Oct 05, The play was daring for its time in that it used the true language of contemporary politics, a first for Mexican literature.