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””, . El Gesticulador (pieza para demagogos en tres actos) [Rodolfo Usigli, Rex Edward Ballinger] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. 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.

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Estoy dispuesto a todo para asegurar tu porvenir. I read this with a rather snarky voice in mind which I believe heightens the male dominance portrayed throughout the play.

Want to Read saving…. Si crees que no saldremos de este lugar a algo mejor, e equivocas. In the second act one of the most interesting dialogue exchanges is between Estrella gseticulador Elena in which Estrella says to her “What admirable feminine insight!

But the play has outlived the scandal and is one of Latin America’s best. One thing that stuck out to me was how Usigli addressed the idea of the Mexican “mask. She doesn’t consider herself pretty, but uisgli author draws a lot of attention to her figure. Elena allowed herself to be convinced that what started as a lie in reality became a harmless opportunity for uigli unlucky man to take hold of his potential.

I also like how Usigli developed Cesar by introducing his family and their frustration with him on an intimate level. On the surface, there are two Cesar My initial criticism would be that the themes and satire is developed too overtly and that the lack of subtly in the dialogue and the story line take away from the gesticuladod power as a portrayal of the impact of the Mexican Revolution.

El gesticulador

Published January 1st by Ediciones Catedra S. But for me, Usigli is critiquing usugli way of “finding oneself” suggesting that identity cannot be rooted only in desire, deception, and falsities. Trivia About El gesticulador. First, the idealistic martyr who dies 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 gestifulador but is killed by the strongman and only ends up perpetrating the violence.

To me, Usigli uses his characters as symbols of the Mexican Revolution.

El gesticulador by Rodolfo Usigli

Oct 02, Dusty rated it it was amazing Recommended to Dusty by: I was able to connect with him and understand his thought process behind the lie – which made it interesting to continue reading. Oct 18, Nayely Romero rated it liked it. I was most interested by the suggestion in the play that one geshiculador create an identity, and furthermore a destiny, rooted only in desire. At issue was the play’s declaration of the death of the Mexican Revolution in its institutionalization in the Partido Revolucionario Institucional.

El pueblo saw him as a revolutionary hero, and so he was one.

The play opens, and one of the first lines is Julia complaining that she is ugly. 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. Apr uusigli, Jennifer Johnson rated it it was ok. 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.

But I would argue that there are gestivulador fact three. I liked the author’s decision to break the uisgli 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.

Julia saw truth robeerto that which allowed her to overcome her physical appearance and live the life which she believed was her. Rita Montes rated it it was amazing Mar 02, Usigli’s book tells the story of one man’s prolonged impersonation of one of the Mexican revolution’s infamous generals, Cesar Rubio.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books rpberto want to read. Jan 26, Ivan T. The revolution destroyed the old order and made room for anyone to be whatever they wanted to be.

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Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? This play allows the reader to question appearances and re-evaluate their conception of right and wrong. Although I enjoyed reading the book, I do not think that I would choose to read it again; however, that being said, I think it presents the revolution from an interesting perspective of identity and one’s possession of one’s self versus one’s nation.

Lines about “apariencias” y “gestos” as well as power or deception struck me as repetitive and geeticulador.