El Gesticulador (pieza para demagogos en tres actos) [Rodolfo Usigli, Rex Edward Ballinger] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. 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””, . Abstract. In this article I consider Rodolfo Usigli’s El gesticulador using Brechtian theatrical theory to explain the Mexican author’s reference to clásico and the.

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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! J Luis Rivera rated it it was amazing Sep 19, She is so focused on outward appearances that she too contributes to the idea of women being seen but not heard.

The revolution destroyed the old order and made room for anyone to be whatever they wanted to be. Usigli’s book tells the story of hsigli man’s prolonged impersonation of one of the Mexican revolution’s infamous generals, Cesar Rubio. Paperbackpages. Feb 03, Mary Frantz rated it liked it. But the play has outlived the scandal and is one of Latin America’s best.

El gesticulador by Rodolfo Usigli

Feb 04, Mary Clare rated it really liked it. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. 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. But for me, Usigli is critiquing this way of “finding oneself” suggesting that identity cannot be rooted only in desire, deception, and falsities.


I was surprised by how much I actually enjoyed reading El gesticulador. Feb 04, Evelyn rated it liked it.

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

Rita Montes rated it it was amazing Mar 02, 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. Feb 03, Sophia K-l rated it really liked it. At issue was the play’s declaration of the death of the Mexican Revolution in its institutionalization in the Partido Revolucionario Institucional.

This play brought a lot of interesting questions about identity to the surface for me as well. Written in the late What is truth?

I liked the author’s decision to break the play into three parts, each at time intervals four weeks apart, because it allowed for the reader to understand the progression of Cesar’s new role over a span of time.

I think that Julia’s character is interesting. El gesticulador es una de las primeras tragedias hispanoamericanas. I think these are allegorical of three parts of the Mexican Revolution. Some readers may criticize the quick development, overuse, and frequent mentioning or insinuation of the theme, but Rkdolfo believe this writing style to gesticulado a result of the authors’ during this time, s, own identity crisis.

El gesticulador

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This article needs additional citations for verification. Un ciudadano del Teatro. Apr 28, Jennifer Johnson rated it it was ok. Es la obra capital de Rodolfo Usigli. The repetition of her self-loathing demonstrates the machist I truly enjoyed reading Usigli’s play and have already contemplated how it could be staged. This page was last edited on 2 Octoberat Another pivotal role is that of Oliver Bolton. But rosolfo I thought todolfo the work as a play, which is meant to be performed and this tempered my unqualified analysis somewhat.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. El pueblo saw him as a revolutionary hero, and so he was one. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Quotes from El gesticulador. Although the actual language is relatively easy to understand and the themes dodolfo 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.

I can understand why this play was extremely controversial at the time that it was published. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. July Learn how and when to remove this template message. Fue un escritor indagador de la verdad. Rovolfo gesticulador by Rodolfo Usigli. I read this with a rather snarky voice in mind which I believe heightens the male dominance portrayed throughout the play.