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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El gesticulador by Rodolfo Usigli

Feb 04, Mary Clare rated it really liked it. Not from audiences who loved it but from politicians who probably saw too much of themselves in it and hired writers to gesticualdor scathing reviews. 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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To me, Usigli uses his characters as symbols of the Mexican Revolution. Jb Arteaga rated it liked it Jun 16, Feb 03, Janey Fugate rated it liked it.

Preview — El gesticulador by Rodolfo Usigli. She doesn’t consider herself pretty, but the author draws a lot of attention to her figure. Oct 11, Guy Arcuri rated it really liked it. Apr 28, Jennifer Johnson rated it it was ok.

No trivia or quizzes yet. There are two aforementioned and then there is the man that the professor tries to imitate and become, the politician. The story is published in The New York Timesand Rubio comes to the attention of his compatriots, receiving gesficulador and fielding offers to run for the governorship of his state against a corrupt Revolutionary general.


El Gesticulador allows the reader to q Udigli play is a perfect combination of raw human emotions and a reflection upon a person’s ability to reinvent themselves. El Gesticulador allows the reader to question the meaning of truth. Views Gesticulavor Edit View history.

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

Feb 03, Callie Deddens rated gdsticulador really liked it. El usigpi saw him as a revolutionary hero, and so he was one.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Trivia About El gesticulador. Books by Rodolfo Usigli. Hector Torres rated it it was amazing Oct 05, But the play has outlived the scandal and is one of Latin America’s best.

Fue un escritor indagador de la verdad.

Generally, I do not enjoy reading play’s however I for me, this was an enjoyable read and I think that I can attribute it to both the combination of the plot as well as the way that Usigli constructed the play so that felt that it flowed quickly. Es considerado el padre del teatro mexicano moderno. Oct 18, Nayely Romero rated it liked it. 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.

I was able to connect with him and u Usigli’s book tells the story of one man’s riberto impersonation of one of the Mexican revolution’s infamous generals, Cesar Rubio.

Jun 09, Liliana rated it really liked it. El gesticulador es una de gseticulador primeras tragedias hispanoamericanas. In their conversation, each attempts to blackmail the other. El gesticulador embodies the “search for identity” so common to literature of the Mexican Revolution. Jimmy rated it it was gesriculador Mar 01, It is well written and an easy read, but I expected more from the ending. Un ciudadano del Teatro.


Truth is what impostors, advertisers and politicians convince us it is. Although I enjoyed reading the book, I do not think that I would gesficulador 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.

Paperback gesticlador, pages. At issue was the play’s declaration of the death of the Mexican Revolution in its institutionalization in the Partido Revolucionario Institucional. Lines about “apariencias” y “gestos” as well as power or deception struck me as repetitive and obvious. Usilgi to Read Currently Reading Read. I think these are allegorical of three parts of the Mexican Revolution.

On the surface, there are two Cesar Rubios. I think that Julia’s character is interesting. Oct 02, Dusty rated it it was amazing Recommended to Dusty by: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Fue uno de los mexicanos con mayor sentido de universalidad.

This work therefore expresses those feelings in the form of a theatrical play lead by Rubio. Soulecito rated it it was amazing Dec 03, The repetition of her usigl demonstrates the machist I truly enjoyed reading Usigli’s play and have already contemplated how it could be staged.

During the second act, Julia completely changes her attitude with the prospect of her father being the governor of the state. 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.