El Gesticulador [Rodolfo Usigli] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Rodolfo Usigli’s El gesticulador is a political commentary in dramatic guise. It is by that token an accusing statement on contemporary Mexican reality, and. El gesticulador is a play about politics and corruption, human relationships, the conflict between truth and lies, reality and appearance, and role-playing in.

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The play was daring for its time in that it used the true language of contemporary politics, a first for Mexican literature. Its debut was welcomed by the public, but drew hostility from the Mexican government, resulting in several performances being cancelled.

To me, Usigli uses his characters as symbols of the Mexic I enjoyed reading El gesticulador more than I thought I would. She doesn’t consider herself pretty, but the author draws a lot of attention to her figure.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The play, written in by Mexican dramatist Rodolfo Usigli, will be performed in Spanish. El pueblo saw him as a revolutionary hero, and so he was one.

Truth is what impostors, advertisers and politicians gesticuladpr us it is.

‘El Gesticulador’ (The Impostor) to be performed in Spanish at Ethnic Cultural Theatre | UW News

Yo soy major que muchos de ellos. Ernie Cordell rated it it was amazing Nov 26, Fue un escritor indagador de la verdad. To me, Usigli uses his characters as symbols of the Mexican Revolution. J Luis Rivera rated it it was amazing Sep 19, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.


Feb 03, Sophia K-l rated it really liked it. Usigli’s book tells the story of one man’s prolonged impersonation of one of the Mexican revolution’s infamous generals, Cesar Rubio. 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. Rubio claims to be the hero, telling the professor that he was disillusioned with the outcome of the revolution and had decided to retire from public life.

Articles needing additional references from July All articles needing additional references. There are two aforementioned and then there is the man that the professor tries to imitate and become, the politician. First, the idealistic martyr who gesticuldaor early in the war, the professor who inherits and tries to keep alive the revolution’s legacy but fails, and then the politician who tries to evoke the ideals of the hero but is killed by the strongman and only ends up perpetrating the violence.

El gesticulador by Rodolfo Usigli

Jb Arteaga rated it liked it Jun 16, This play brought a lot of interesting questions about identity to the surface for me as well. 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.

Es la obra capital de Rodolfo Usigli. 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.


‘El Gesticulador’ (The Impostor) to be performed in Spanish at Ethnic Cultural Theatre

Want to Read saving…. Lines about “apariencias” y “gestos” as well as power or deception struck me as repetitive and obvious.

Rita Montes rated it it was amazing Mar 02, The revolution destroyed the old order gesticlador made room for anyone to be whatever they wanted to be. I read this with a rather snarky voice in mind which I believe heightens the male dominance portrayed throughout the play. Hector Torres rated it it was amazing Oct 05, I think that Julia’s character is interesting.

Feb 04, Mary Clare rated it really liked it. Gssticulador play is a perfect combination of raw human emotions and a reflection upon a person’s ability to reinvent themselves. I was surprised by how much I actually enjoyed reading El gesticulador. Preview — El gesticulador by Rodolfo Usigli.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Search UW News Search for: Julia saw truth in that which allowed her to gesyiculador her physical appearance and live the life which she believed was her. Feb 04, Evelyn rated it liked it. Oct 02, Dusty rated it it was amazing Recommended to Dusty by: Si crees que no saldremos de este lugar a algo mejor, e equivocas.