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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””, . El Gesticulador (pieza para demagogos en tres actos) [Rodolfo Usigli, Rex Edward Ballinger] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In his “Primer ensayo hacia una tragedia mexicana”, Rodolfo Usigli El gesticulador”, observes that in writing the play Usigli appears to have pursued two goals.

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Feb 03, Sophia K-l rated it really liked it. Jun 09, Liliana rated it really liked it. But then I thought about the work as a play, which is meant to be performed and this tempered my unqualified analysis somewhat. In the second act one of robert most interesting dialogue exchanges is between Estrella and Elena in which Estrella says to her “What admirable feminine insight! Usigli offers a very harsh critique of the Mexican government as well as the Mexican revolution, painting a picture of a movement steeped in corruption, lies and manipulation all for personal benefit and gain.

Lists with This Book. El gesticulador es una de las primeras tragedias hispanoamericanas.

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. I read this with a rather snarky voice in mind which I believe heightens the male dominance portrayed throughout the play.

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. El pueblo saw him as a revolutionary hero, and so he was one. Oct 18, Nayely Romero rated it liked it. Este libro fue interesante, pero no is perfecto. Fue uno de los mexicanos con mayor sentido de universalidad. It is well written and an easy read, but I expected more from the ending.

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This article needs additional citations for verification. 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.

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.

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

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 for their actions. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Es robero obra capital de Rodolfo Usigli. Books by Rodolfo Usigli.

El gesticulador

On the surface, there are two Cesar Rubios. But for me, Usigli is usivli this way of “finding oneself” suggesting that identity cannot be rooted only in desire, deception, and falsities.

Jul 28, Neal rated it it was amazing. Feb 04, Evelyn rated it liked it. Un ciudadano del Teatro.

El gesticulador by Rodolfo Usigli

O adaptada al cine. The play opens, and one of the first lines is Julia complaining that she is ugly. I read this play for Spanish lit class when I was in college. Alexis rated it really liked it Nov 16, One thing that stuck out to me was how Usigli addressed the idea of the Mexican “mask. Only Miguel clings to a traditional concept of the truth. Feb 03, Callie Deddens rated it really liked it. Although the actual language is relatively easy to understand and the themes of appearances robert 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.

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Feb 04, Mary Clare rated it really liked it. Ernie Cordell rated it it was amazing Nov 26, I also enjoyed the diction: Return to Book Page.

El gesticulador embodies the “search for identity” so common to literature of the Mexican Revolution. 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.

Written in the late What is truth? July Learn how and when to remove this template message. I was able to connect with him and understand his thought process behind the lie – which made it interesting to continue reading. Si crees que no saldremos de este lugar a algo mejor, e equivocas.

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.

Want to Read saving…. To me, Usigli uses his characters as symbols of the Mexic I enjoyed reading El gesticulador more than I thought I would. Jimmy rated it it was amazing Mar 01, I thought the conversation between Cesar and Navarro helped to illustrate this idea as well as to depict the corruption present in the Mexican revolution. Feb 03, Janey Fugate rated it liked it.

There, a professor from Harvard University confuses him for a missing revolutionary hero with the same name. The work thus became the only play in Mexican history to be censored by the government. Refresh and try again.