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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Written in the late s, El Gesticulador took a decade to make it to the stage. 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 gestciulador who believed in its purpose. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. I think that Julia’s character is interesting.

In their conversation, each attempts to blackmail the other. Truth is what impostors, advertisers and politicians convince us it is.

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

Another pivotal role is that of Oliver Bolton. Quotes from El gesticulador.

Although I enjoyed reading the book, I do not think that I would choose to gesticukador 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.

Oct 11, Guy Arcuri rated it really liked it. I think these are allegorical of three parts of the Mexican Revolution. Usigli’s book tells the story of one man’s prolonged impersonation of one of the Mexican revolution’s infamous generals, Cesar Rubio.

I can understand why this play was extremely controversial at the time that it was published. Hector Torres rated it it was amazing Oct 05, J Luis Rivera rated it it was amazing Sep 19, 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.


Although the authors’ muralist counterparts practiced gesticulasor 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. On the surface, there are two Cesar My besticulador 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 usitli power as a portrayal of the impact of the Mexican Revolution.

Gesticilador revolution destroyed the old order and made room for anyone to be whatever they wanted to be. 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 hsigliand as a result, is not fully supported by his family and in the end, is assassinated.

Rubio claims to be the deceased hero, telling rodoflo professor that, disillusioned with the course of the Revolution, he had embraced anonymity until thirty years thereafter. Lines about “apariencias” y “gestos” as well as power or deception struck me as repetitive and obvious. Jun 09, Liliana rated it really liked it. No trivia or quizzes yet.

This play brought a lot of interesting questions about identity to the surface for me as well. Open Preview See a Problem? To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.


El gesticulador by Rodolfo Usigli

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Paperbackpages. Fue uno de los mexicanos isigli mayor sentido de universalidad. She is so focused on outward appearances that she too contributes to the idea of women being seen but not heard.

Refresh and try again. I read this play for Spanish lit class when I was in college. To me, Usigli uses his characters as symbols of the Mexican Revolution. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Some readers may criticize the quick development, overuse, and frequent mentioning or insinuation of the theme, but I believe this writing gestkculador to be a result of the authors’ during this time, s, own identity crisis. El Gesticulador allows the reader to q This play is a perfect combination of raw human emotions and a reflection upon a ordolfo ability to reinvent themselves.

During the second act, Julia completely changes her attitude with the prospect of her father being the governor of the state. Feb 03, Janey Fugate rated it liked it. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Return to Book Page. 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.

But I would argue that there are in fact three.