Rodolfo Usigli’s El gesticulador is a political commentary in dramatic guise. . son como las botellas que se usan en el teatro: con etiqueta de coñac, y rellenas . Recommended Citation. Alvarez, Luz Maria, “Analisis Literario de el Gesticulador de Rodolfo Usigli” (). Master’s Theses. El Gesticulador (pieza para demagogos en tres actos) [Rodolfo Usigli, Rex Aproximaciones al estudio de la literatura hispanica, sexta edicion (Spanish.

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Written in the late What is truth? Books by Rodolfo Usigli.

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

J Luis Rivera rated it it was amazing Sep 19, Murderers could pose as heroes, thieves as diplomats and charlatans as founts of wisdom. Apr 28, Jennifer Johnson rated it it was ok. Preview — El gesticulador by Rodolfo Usigli. Lists with This Book.

“Analisis Literario de el Gesticulador de Rodolfo Usigli” by Luz Maria Alvarez

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. The repetition of her self-loathing demonstrates the machista attitude in Mexico. Refresh and try again. I think that Julia’s character is interesting. Es la obra capital de Rodolfo Usigli. Rita Montes rated it it was amazing Mar 02, Articles needing additional references from July All articles needing additional references.

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. Gesticuladog 09, Liliana jsigli it really liked it. The government cancelled several performances, and writers were hired to rocolfo criticize the performances that were allowed to go on.

Jimmy rated it it was amazing Mar 01, El gesticulador by Rodolfo Usigli. I enjoyed reading El gesticulador more than I thought I would.


The play was daring for its time in that it used the true language of contemporary politics, a first for Mexican literature. There, a professor from Harvard University confuses him for a missing revolutionary hero with the same name.

Jul 28, Neal rated it it was amazing. Este libro fue interesante, pero no is perfecto.

I was able to connect with him and understand his thought process behind the lie – which made it interesting to continue reading. Feb 04, Evelyn rated it liked it. The work thus became the only play in Mexican history to be censored by the government.

El gesticulador

I can understand why this play was extremely controversial at the time that it was published. 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.

From Wikipedia, the gesticuladod encyclopedia. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. It is well written and an easy read, but I expected more from the ending. 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.

Feb 03, Janey Fugate rated it liked it. I think these are allegorical of three parts of the Mexican Revolution. I was able to connect with him and u Usigli’s book tells the story of one man’s prolonged impersonation of one gestidulador the Mexican revolution’s infamous generals, Cesar Rubio. I was surprised by how much I actually enjoyed reading El gesticulador.

I read this play for Spanish lit class when I was in college. No trivia or quizzes yet. Only Miguel clings to a traditional concept of the truth.


This play brought a lot of interesting questions about identity to the surface for me as well. Gesriculador 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. I truly enjoyed reading Usigli’s play and have already contemplated how it could be staged.

This play allows the reader to question appearances and re-evaluate their conception of right and wrong. But I would argue that there gesticlador in fact three. I was most interested by the suggestion in the play that one can create an identity, and furthermore a destiny, rooted only in desire. Yo soy major que muchos de ellos.

But the play has outlived the scandal and is one of Latin America’s best. Written in the rodlofo s, El Gesticulador took a decade to make it to the stage. Feb 04, Mary Clare rated it really liked it.

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.

This article needs additional citations for verification. 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.

Fue uno de los mexicanos dodolfo mayor sentido de universalidad.