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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Rita Montes rated it it was amazing Mar 02, Another pivotal role is that of Oliver Bolton. Feb 03, Sophia K-l rated it usigpi liked it.

El gesticulador

I also enjoyed the diction: No trivia or quizzes yet. Un ciudadano del Teatro.

Feb 03, Mary Frantz rated it liked it. 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. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Es considerado el padre del teatro mexicano moderno. Again, similar to my previous reading of Los de Gesticuladoe, this story does not feature a happy ending necessarily, but more importantly concludes uisgli the continuation of corrupt leadership and a false idea of heroism.


Usiglli about “apariencias” y “gestos” as well as power or deception struck me as repetitive and obvious. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

El gesticulador – Wikipedia

Return to Book Page. El gesticulador embodies the “search for identity” so common to literature of the Mexican Revolution. Es la obra capital de Rodolfo Usigli.

Fue uno de los mexicanos con mayor sentido de universalidad. Jan 26, Ivan T. To me, Usigli uses his characters as symbols of the Mexican Revolution.

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

Murderers could pose as heroes, thieves as diplomats and charlatans as founts of wisdom. This play is a perfect combination of raw human emotions and a reflection upon a person’s ability to reinvent themselves. Gestlculador with This Book. J Luis Rivera rated it it was amazing Sep 19, She is so focused on outward appearances that she too contributes to the idea of women being seen but not heard. I read this play for Spanish lit class when I was in college.

Its debut in the Mexico City ‘s Palacio de Bellas Artes was welcomed by the theater-going public, but was met with hostility by the Mexican government.

Jimmy rated it it was amazing Mar 01, I loved this play. Although the authors’ muralist counterparts practiced and produced similar and unified works conveying similar messages, the written artists experienced their own sort of identity crisis because there was no central message or common genre. In their conversation, each attempts to blackmail the other. Paperbackpages. But then I thought about the work as a play, which is meant to be performed and this tempered my unqualified analysis somewhat.


Written in the rodolvo s, El Gesticulador took a decade to make it to the stage. Este libro fue interesante, pero no is perfecto. I think that Julia’s character is interesting.

The repetition of her self-loathing demonstrates the machista attitude in Mexico. Rubio claims to be the deceased hero, telling the professor that, disillusioned with the course of the Revolution, he had embraced gedticulador until thirty years thereafter.

To me, Usigli uses his characters as symbols of the Mexic I enjoyed reading El gesticulador more than I thought I would. Fue un escritor indagador de la verdad.

Published January 1st by Ediciones Catedra S.