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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Although I enjoyed reading the book, I do not think that I would choose to read it again; however, that being said, I think it presents the revolution from an interesting perspective of identity and one’s possession of one’s self versus one’s nation.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Jimmy rated it it was amazing Mar 01, The play opens, and one of the first lines is Julia complaining that she is ugly.

Soulecito rated it it was amazing Dec 03, I also enjoyed the diction: View all 7 comments. Oct 18, Nayely Romero rated it liked it. Si crees que no saldremos de este lugar a algo mejor, e equivocas.

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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 la obra capital de Rodolfo Usigli. At issue was the play’s declaration of the death of the Mexican Revolution in its institutionalization in the Partido Revolucionario Institucional. Yo soy major que muchos de ellos.

I was able to gesticuladod with him and understand his thought process behind the lie – which made it interesting to continue reading. 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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I think these are allegorical of three parts of the Mexican Revolution. She is so focused on outward appearances that she too contributes to the idea of women being seen but not heard.


On the surface, there are two Cesar Rubios. The work thus became the only play in Mexican history to be censored by the government. Views Read Edit View history.

gesticculador I can understand why this play was extremely controversial at the time that it was published. Feb 03, Sophia K-l rated it really liked it.

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.

Want to Read saving…. July Learn how and when to remove this template message. Es considerado el padre del teatro mexicano moderno. El gesticulador es una de las primeras tragedias hispanoamericanas. To ask other readers questions about El gesticuladorplease sign up. 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.

One thing that stuck out to me was how Usigli addressed the idea of the Mexican “mask.

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Quotes from El gesticulador. It is well written and an usiglu read, but I expected more from the ending. Written in the late s, El Gesticulador took a decade to make it to the stage. Books by Rodolfo Usigli. Already Usigli introduces themes of doubt, family dispute an 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.

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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 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.


She doesn’t consider herself pretty, but geaticulador author draws a lot of attention to her figure. Matthew Leonard rated it really liked it Sep 22, From Wikipedia, the free gesticuladpr. This work therefore expresses those feelings in the form gesticullador a theatrical play lead by Rubio. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Fue un escritor indagador de la verdad. I read this play for Spanish lit class when I was in college. Rooberto Miguel clings to a traditional concept of the truth.

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 Roebrto Revolution.

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. Goodreads helps you keep track gesticulaodr books you want uskgli read. To me, Usigli uses his characters as symbols of the Mexic I enjoyed reading El gesticulador more than I thought I would. Jb Arteaga rated it liked it Jun 16, Rita Montes rated it it was amazing Mar 02, 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.

J Luis Rivera rated it it was amazing Sep 19, Estoy dispuesto a todo para asegurar tu porvenir. Apr 28, Jennifer Johnson rated it it was ok.