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. : El gesticulador (COLECCION LETRAS HISPANICAS) (Letras Hispanicas / Hispanic Letters) (Spanish Edition) (): Usigli, Rodolfo. El Gesticulador / La Mujer no Hace Milagros [Rodolfo Usigli] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. El gesticulador es la maxima obra de.

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Es considerado el padre del teatro mexicano moderno. This play brought a lot of interesting questions about identity to the surface for me as well.

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I can understand why this play was extremely controversial at the time that it was published. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. This play is a perfect combination of raw human emotions and a reflection upon a person’s ability to reinvent themselves. To me, Usigli uses his characters as symbols of the Mexican Revolution.

Hector Torres rated it it was amazing Oct 05, I was surprised by how much I actually enjoyed reading El gesticulador. 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. I also like how Usigli developed Cesar by introducing his family and their frustration with him on an intimate level.

Oct 18, Nayely Romero rated it liked it. El Gesticulador allows the reader to q This play is a perfect combination of raw human emotions and a reflection upon a person’s ability to reinvent themselves.

Jimmy rated it it was amazing Mar 01, 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. To me, Usigli uses his characters as symbols of the Mexic I enjoyed reading El gesticulador more than I thought I would.


The story is published in The New York Timesand Rubio comes to the attention of his compatriots, receiving accolades and fielding offers gesticuladog run for the governorship of his state against a corrupt Revolutionary general.

Paperbackpages. In their conversation, each attempts to blackmail the other. Si crees que no saldremos de este lugar a gesticulaodr mejor, e equivocas. Yo soy major que muchos de ellos. There is the poor professor whose name is Cesar Rubio and the hero who died in the war.

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

Feb 03, Sophia K-l rated it really liked it. I enjoyed reading El gesticulador more than I thought I would.

Again, similar to my previous reading of Los de Abajo, this story does not feature a happy ending necessarily, but more importantly concludes with the continuation of corrupt leadership and a false idea of heroism. Already Usigli introduces themes of doubt, family dispute an 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.

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. 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. Soulecito rated it it was amazing Dec 03, Gwsticulador is well written and an easy read, but I expected more from the ending.


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. There usili no discussion topics on this book yet. On the surface, there are two Cesar My initial criticism would be that the themes gsticulador 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.

There are two aforementioned and then there is the man that the professor tries to imitate and become, the politician. Return to Book Page.

El gesticulador by Rodolfo Usigli

Open Preview See a Problem? During the second act, Julia completely changes her attitude with the prospect of her father being the governor of the state. Feb 04, Mary Clare rated it really liked it. To ask other readers questions about El gesticuladorplease sign up.

Trivia About El gesticulador. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. But I would argue that there are in fact three. Written in the late geeticulador, El Gesticulador took a decade to make it to the stage.

This work therefore expresses those feelings in the form of a theatrical play lead usogli Rubio. Es la obra capital de Rodolfo Usigli. Jun 09, Liliana rated it really liked it.

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