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

Es considerado el padre del teatro mexicano moderno. Written in the late What is truth? The repetition of her self-loathing demonstrates the machista attitude in Mexico. El gesticulador embodies the “search for identity” so common to literature of the Mexican Revolution.

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But then I thought about the work as a play, which is meant to be performed and this tempered my unqualified analysis somewhat.

Its debut gfsticulador the Mexico City ‘s Palacio de Bellas Artes was welcomed by the theater-going public, but was met with hostility by the Mexican government. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. 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 gestjculador who believed in its purpose.

Rubio loses himself in his new identity, viewing it as an opportunity to renew the promise of the Revolution. No trivia or quizzes yet. Want to Read saving…. I think that Julia’s character is interesting. Julia saw truth in that which allowed her to overcome her physical appearance and live the life which she believed was her. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Apr 28, Jennifer Johnson rated it it was ok. The government cancelled several performances, and writers were hired to severely criticize the performances that were allowed to go on. 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 equalityand as a result, is not fully supported by his family and in the end, is assassinated.


Usigli offers a very harsh critique of the Mexican gwsticulador as well as the Mexican re I was surprised by how much I actually enjoyed reading El gesticulador. I was able to connect with him and understand his thought process behind the lie – which made it interesting to continue reading. 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.

El gesticulador by Rodolfo Usigli

Even then it was met with hostility. Views Read Edit View history. Feb 03, Sophia K-l rated it really liked it. Jimmy rated it it was amazing Mar 01, My initial criticism would be that the themes and satire is developed too overtly and that the gesticulavor 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.

El pueblo saw him as a revolutionary hero, and so he was one. Este libro fue interesante, pero no is perfecto. During the second act, Julia completely changes her attitude with the prospect of her father being the governor of the state.

Rita Festiculador rated it it was amazing Mar 02, Jun 09, Liliana rated it really liked it. I also like how Usigli developed Cesar by introducing his family and their frustration with him on an intimate level. Usigli’s book tells the story of gwsticulador man’s prolonged impersonation of one of the Mexican revolution’s infamous generals, Cesar Rubio. Paperbackpages.

As this play was written post-revolution, to me it suggests that Usigili is calling upon the Mexican gesticulaador and leaders to take responsibility for what happened during the revolution and for their actions. There are two aforementioned and then there is the man that the professor tries to imitate and become, the politician. Refresh and try again.


This work therefore expresses gesticualdor feelings in the form of a theatrical play lead by Rubio. El Gesticulador allows the reader usigpi q This play is a perfect combination of raw human emotions and a reflection upon a person’s ability to reinvent themselves. 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.

O adaptada al cine. Feb 04, Evelyn rated it liked it. Feb 03, Taylor rated it really liked it. Although Usigl 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.

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I was most interested by the suggestion in the play that one can create an identity, and furthermore a destiny, rooted only in desire. One thing that stuck out to me was how Usigli addressed the idea of the Mexican “mask.

I loved this play. Retrieved from ” https: To ask other readers questions about El gesticuladorplease sign up. Oct 11, Guy Arcuri rated it really liked it. Alexis rated it really liked it Nov 16, But the play has outlived the scandal and is one of Latin America’s best. Hector Torres rated it it was amazing Oct 05, usilgi Es la obra capital de Rodolfo Usigli.