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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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. To me, Usigli uses his characters as symbols of the Mexic I enjoyed reading El gesticulador more than I thought I would. I think these are allegorical of three parts of the Mexican Revolution.

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.

El gesticulador by Rodolfo Usigli

There are two aforementioned and then there is the man that the professor tries to imitate and become, the politician. This work therefore expresses those feelings in the form of a theatrical play lead by Rubio. Its debut in the Mexico City ‘s Palacio de Bellas Artes was welcomed gesticularor the theater-going public, but was met with hostility by the Mexican government. Yo soy major que muchos de ellos.

Written in the late s, El Gesticulador took a decade to make it to the stage. Alexis rated it really liked it Nov 16, Usigli offers a 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. Identity is ours so long as it is convenient for the powerful to let us keep it.


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

Jb Arteaga rated it liked it Jun 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.

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 gesticuldaor in the dialogue and the story line take away from the play’s power as a portrayal of the impact of the Mexican Revolution.

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!

It is well written and an easy read, usogli I expected more from the ending. Want to Read saving…. Goodreads helps you keep track gezticulador books you want to read. Feb 04, Mary Clare rated it really liked it. In their conversation, each attempts to blackmail the other. Este libro fue interesante, pero no is perfecto. This play brought a lot of interesting questions about identity to the surface for me as well.


This play allows the reader to question appearances and re-evaluate their conception of right and wrong. J Luis Rivera rated it it was amazing Sep 19, 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 gesticualdor I can attribute it to both the combination of the plot as well as the way that Usigli constructed the play gesticuldor that felt that it flowed quickly.

I was most interested by the suggestion in the play that one can create an identity, and furthermore a destiny, rooted only in desire. On the surface, there are two Cesar Rubios. Matthew Leonard rated it really liked it Sep 22, Julia saw truth in that xe allowed her to overcome her physical appearance and live the life which she believed was her.

El gesticulador

Murderers could pose as heroes, thieves as diplomats and charlatans as founts of wisdom. This play is a perfect combination of raw human emotions and a reflection upon a person’s ability to reinvent themselves.

Only Miguel clings to a traditional concept of the truth. Un ciudadano del Teatro. Estoy dispuesto a todo para asegurar tu porvenir. Paperbackpages. Ernie Cordell rated it it was amazing Nov 26,