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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I was surprised by how much I actually enjoyed reading El gesticulador. One thing that stuck out to me was how Usigli addressed the idea of the Mexican “mask.

Elena allowed herself to be convinced that ueigli started as a lie in reality became a harmless opportunity for an unlucky man to take hold of his potential. Julia saw truth in that which allowed her to overcome her physical appearance and usigi the life which she believed was her. To ask other readers questions about El gesticuladorplease sign up. Fue uno de los mexicanos con mayor sentido de universalidad.

El gesticulador by Rodolfo Usigli

The metaphysics of the overpowering cruelty of the corruption reigning in a non historical Mexican time. I also like how Usigli developed Cesar by introducing his family and their frustration with him on an intimate level.

I was very aware of the idea of deception as I was reading, and the questioning of whether deception is in fact lying or not. Jb Arteaga rated it liked it Jun 16, Preview — El gesticulador by Rodolfo Usigli. Feb 03, Sophia K-l rated it really liked it. Soulecito rated it it was amazing Dec 03, The work thus became the only play in Mexican history to be censored by the government.


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

Feb 04, Mary Clare rated it really eodolfo it. But the play has outlived the scandal and is one of Latin America’s best. Not from audiences who loved it but from politicians who probably saw too much of themselves in it and hired writers to publish scathing reviews. This play is a perfect combination of raw human emotions and a reflection upon a person’s ability to reinvent themselves.

I think usiglo Julia’s character is interesting.

Books by Rodolfo Usigli. I think these are allegorical of three parts of the Mexican Revolution.

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The government cancelled several performances, and writers were hired to severely criticize the performances that were allowed to go on. There is the poor professor whose name is Cesar Rubio and the hero who died in the war. Feb 03, Taylor rated it really liked it. To see what your df thought of this book, please sign up.

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


She doesn’t consider herself pretty, but the author draws a lot of attention to her figure. It is well written and an easy read, but I expected more from the ending.

At issue was the play’s declaration of the death of the Mexican Revolution in its institutionalization in the Partido Revolucionario Institucional. Jun 09, Liliana rated it really liked it.

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.

El pueblo saw him as a revolutionary hero, and so he was one. To me, Usigli uses his characters as symbols of the Mexic I enjoyed reading El gesticulador more than I thought I would. This work therefore expresses those feelings in the form of a theatrical play lead by Rubio.

On the surface, there are two Cesar Rubios.