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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Feb 03, Sophia K-l rated it really liked it. I truly enjoyed reading Usigli’s play and have already contemplated how it could be staged.

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

Not from audiences who loved it but from politicians who probably saw too much of themselves roodlfo it and hired writers to publish scathing reviews.

Jun 09, Liliana rated it really liked it. This play allows the reader to question appearances and re-evaluate their conception of right and wrong.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. There are two aforementioned and then gesticullador is the man that the professor tries to imitate and become, the politician.

Articles needing additional besticulador from July All articles needing additional references. The work thus became the only play in Mexican history to be censored by the government. I think that Julia’s character is interesting.

Published January 1st by Ediciones Catedra S. I loved this play.

It is well written and an easy read, but I expected more from the ending. I read this with a rather snarky voice in mind which I believe heightens the male dominance portrayed throughout the play.

“Analisis Literario de el Gesticulador de Rodolfo Usigli” by Luz Maria Alvarez

Written in the late s, El Gesticulador took a decade to make it to the stage. Some readers may criticize the quick development, overuse, and frequent mentioning or insinuation gesticilador the theme, but I believe this writing style to be a result of the authors’ during this time, s, own identity crisis. Views Read Edit View history. Books rodopfo Rodolfo Usigli. There is the poor professor whose name is Cesar Rubio and the hero who died in the war. Hector Torres rated it it was amazing Oct 05, She doesn’t consider herself pretty, but the author draws a lot of attention to her figure.


Rubio loses himself in his new identity, viewing it as an opportunity to renew the promise of the Revolution. Gesticulwdor is what impostors, advertisers and politicians convince us it is.

Retrieved from ” ds 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.

To ask other readers questions about El gesticuladorplease sign up. Feb 03, Callie Deddens rated it really liked it. In their conversation, each attempts to blackmail the other. I was very aware of the idea of deception as I was dd, and the questioning of whether deception is in fact lying or not.

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.

Jul 28, Neal rated it it was amazing. 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.

El gesticulador

The repetition of her self-loathing demonstrates the machista attitude in Mexico. Another pivotal role is that of Oliver Bolton. The play was daring for its time in that it used the gesticulaodr language of contemporary politics, a first for Mexican literature.

But I would argue that there are in fact three. 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!

As this play was written post-revolution, to me it suggests that Usigili is calling upon the Mexican people and leaders to take responsibility for what happened during the revolution and gesticulado their actions. Lines about gesticuladdor y “gestos” as well as power or deception struck me as uslgli and obvious. To me, Usigli uses his characters as symbols of the Mexican Revolution.


Only Miguel clings to a traditional concept of the truth. El Gesticulador allows the reader to question the meaning of truth. But for me, Usigli is critiquing this way of “finding oneself” suggesting that identity cannot be rooted only in desire, deception, and falsities.

Ernie Cordell rated it it was amazing Nov 26, Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. During the second act, Gesticulwdor completely changes her attitude with the prospect of her father being the governor of the state. One thing that stuck out to me was how Usigli addressed the idea of the Mexican “mask. Este libro fue interesante, pero no is perfecto.

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. To me, Usigli uses his characters usivli symbols of the Mexic I enjoyed reading El gesticulador more than I thought I would.

Feb 04, Evelyn rated it liked it. Jan 26, Ivan T. Murderers could pose as heroes, thieves as diplomats and charlatans as founts of wisdom. There, a professor from Harvard University confuses him for a missing revolutionary hero with the same name. 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.