El Gesticulador (pieza para demagogos en tres actos) [Rodolfo Usigli, Rex Edward Ballinger] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. 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””, . Abstract. In this article I consider Rodolfo Usigli’s El gesticulador using Brechtian theatrical theory to explain the Mexican author’s reference to clásico and the.

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It is well written and an easy read, but I expected more from the ending. His legacy will live on le of those who believe in it, just like the Mexican Revolution, while appearing to be a failure to some, lived on through those who believed in its purpose.

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

By using this site, you agree to the Gesticuladlr of Use and Privacy Policy. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Es considerado el padre del teatro mexicano moderno. On the surface, there are two Cesar 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 gesticculador the play’s power as a portrayal of the impact of the Mexican Revolution.

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. July Learn how and when to remove this template message.


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Again, similar to my previous reading of Los de Abajo, this story does not feature a happy ending necessarily, but more importantly concludes with uxigli continuation of corrupt leadership and a false idea of heroism. El gesticulador by Rodolfo Usigli.

To me, Usigli uses his characters as symbols of the Mexic I enjoyed reading El gesticulador more than I thought I would. Refresh and try again. Written in the late What is truth? This page was last edited on 2 October rodolvo, at The metaphysics of the overpowering cruelty of the corruption reigning in a non historical Mexican time. 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. 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.

Feb 03, Janey Fugate rated it liked it. Usigli’s book tells the story of one man’s prolonged impersonation of one of the Mexican revolution’s rdoolfo generals, Cesar Rubio. Oct 11, Guy Arcuri rated it really liked it. 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.

El gesticulador

Fue un escritor indagador de la verdad. Retrieved from ” https: Return to Book Page. 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.


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. Books by Rodolfo Usigli. But the play has outlived the scandal and is one of Latin America’s best.

Oct 18, Nayely Romero rated it liked it. But I would argue that there are in fact three.

El gesticulador by Rodolfo Usigli

The repetition of her self-loathing demonstrates the machist I truly enjoyed reading Usigli’s play and have already contemplated how df could be staged.

Un ciudadano del Teatro. Jan 26, Ivan T. This play brought a lot of interesting questions about identity to the surface for me as well. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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.

Preview — El gesticulador by Rodolfo Usigli. One thing that stuck out to me was how Usigli addressed the idea of the Mexican “mask. 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.