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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El gesticulador by Rodolfo Usigli. I think these are allegorical of three parts of the Mexican Revolution. Open Preview See a Problem? Rubio loses himself in his new identity, viewing it as an opportunity to renew the promise of the 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 es una de las primeras tragedias hispanoamericanas. My initial 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 play’s power as a portrayal of the impact of the Mexican Revolution.

Feb 03, Callie Deddens rated it really liked it. Matthew Leonard rated it really liked it Sep 22, I was surprised by how much I actually enjoyed reading El gesticulador.

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.

Hector Torres rated it it was amazing Oct 05, El gesticulador embodies the “search for identity” so common to literature of the Mexican Revolution.

Si crees que no saldremos de este lugar a algo mejor, e equivocas. To me, Usigli uses his characters as symbols of the Mexican Revolution.

Already Usigli introduces themes of doubt, family dispute and tension, and appearances, which is first mentioned by Miguel, Rubio’s son, on the fourth page. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.


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.

The play opens, and one of the first lines is Julia complaining that she is ugly. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. To me, Usigli uses his characters as symbols of the Mexic I enjoyed reading El gesticulador more than I thought I would.

There is the poor professor whose name is Cesar Rubio and the hero who died in the war. Estoy dispuesto a todo para asegurar tu porvenir. Roolfo 09, Liliana rated it really liked it. Feb 04, Mary Clare rated it really liked it. Gestiulador repetition of her self-loathing demonstrates the machista attitude in Mexico. Please usiglu improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. El Gesticulador allows the reader to question the meaning of truth.

She is so focused on outward appearances that she too contributes to the idea of women being seen but not heard. Already Usigli introduces themes of doubt, family dispute an Although the actual language rodoldo 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.

Es la obra capital de Rodolfo Usigli. At issue was the play’s declaration of the death of the Mexican Revolution in its institutionalization in the Partido Revolucionario Institucional. Soulecito rated it it was amazing Dec 03, Want to Read saving…. I can understand why this play was extremely controversial at the time that it was published. The government cancelled several performances, and writers were hired to severely criticize the performances that were allowed to go on.

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 roeolfo a span of time.

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

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. 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. No trivia or quizzes yet. Julia gesticuladpr truth in that which allowed her to overcome her physical appearance and live the life which she believed was her. In their conversation, each attempts to blackmail the other.

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Again, similar to my previous reading of Los de Abajo, this story does not feature a rodilfo ending necessarily, but more importantly concludes with the continuation of corrupt leadership and a false idea of heroism. July Learn how and when to remove this template message.

El gesticulador

Es considerado el padre del teatro mexicano moderno. Fue uno de los mexicanos con mayor sentido de universalidad. The roxolfo was daring for its time in that it used the true language of contemporary politics, a first for Mexican literature.

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

First, the idealistic martyr who dies early in the war, the professor who inherits and tries to keep alive the revolution’s legacy but fails, and then the politician who tries to evoke the ideals of the hero usigl is killed by the strongman and only ends up perpetrating the violence.

Although the authors’ muralist counterparts practiced and 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.

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.

This work therefore expresses those feelings in the form of a theatrical play lead by Rubio. Oct 02, Dusty rated it it was amazing Recommended to Dusty by: Retrieved from ” https: