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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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. I enjoyed reading El gesticulador more than I thought I would. Fue uno de los mexicanos con mayor sentido de universalidad. 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.

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.

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I was very aware of the idea of deception as I gesticculador reading, and the questioning of whether deception is in fact lying or not. She doesn’t consider herself pretty, but the author draws a lot of attention to her figure. I read this with a rather snarky voice in mind which I believe heightens the male dominance portrayed throughout the play. 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 those who believed in its purpose.


Another pivotal role is that of Oliver Bolton.

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

This work therefore expresses those feelings in the form of a theatrical play lead by Rubio. Gestkculador for me, Usigli is critiquing this way of “finding oneself” suggesting that identity cannot be rooted only in desire, deception, and falsities.

On the surface, there are two Cesar My initial criticism would be that the themes and satire is developed too overtly and that the usugli 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 truly enjoyed reading Usigli’s play and have already contemplated how it could be staged.

El gesticulador by Rodolfo Usigli

There are two aforementioned and then there is the man that the professor tries to imitate and become, the politician. Feb 04, Evelyn rated it liked it. Refresh and try again.

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. 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.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Feb 03, Callie Deddens rated it really liked it. Usigli offers a very harsh critique of the Mexican government as well as the Mexican re I was surprised by how much I actually enjoyed reading El gesticulador.

Rita Montes rated it it was amazing Mar 02, 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. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Want to Read saving….

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

Es considerado el padre del teatro mexicano moderno.

El gesticulador

Feb 03, Sophia K-l rated it really liked it. Si crees que no saldremos de este lugar a algo mejor, e equivocas. 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. Just a moment while we sign you usigi to your Goodreads account.

I loved this play.