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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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I read this play for Spanish lit class when I was in college.

El gesticulador

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 gwsticulador.

Matthew Leonard rated it really liked it Sep 22, Jan 26, Ivan T.

Some readers may criticize the quick development, overuse, gesticuladoe frequent mentioning or insinuation of the theme, but I believe this writing style to be a result of the authors’ during this time, s, own identity crisis. Only Miguel clings to a traditional concept of the truth. Articles needing additional references from July All articles needing additional references.

Goodreads helps you keep gesticuulador of books you want to read. I read this with a rather snarky voice in mind which I believe heightens the male dominance portrayed throughout the play. Oct 11, Guy Arcuri rated it really liked it. Views Read Edit View history. 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.


In the second act one of the most interesting dialogue exchanges is hesticulador Estrella and Elena in which Estrella says to her “What admirable feminine insight!

El gesticulador by Rodolfo Usigli

I was able to connect with him and understand his thought process behind the lie – which made it interesting to continue reading. The story is published in The New York Timesand Rubio comes to the attention of his compatriots, receiving accolades and fielding offers to run for the governorship gssticulador his state against a corrupt Revolutionary general.

Truth is what impostors, advertisers and politicians convince us it is. 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 gesticulsdor play to be a wonderful insight into the mind of artists during the early to mid twentieth century.

Another pivotal role is that of Oliver Bolton. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Even then it was met with hostility.

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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 play’s power as a portrayal of the impact of the Mexican Revolution. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.


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To me, Usigli uses his characters as symbols of the Mexican Revolution. Feb 03, Callie Deddens rated it really liked it. Jb Arteaga rated it liked it Jun 16, I was able to connect with him and u Usigli’s book tells the story of one man’s prolonged impersonation of one of the Mexican revolution’s infamous generals, Cesar Rubio.

I also like how Usigli developed Cesar by introducing his family and their frustration with him on an intimate level. The work thus became the only play in Mexican history to be censored by the government. The government cancelled several performances, and writers were hired to severely criticize the performances that were allowed to go on.

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

This article needs additional citations for verification. But then I thought about the work as a play, which is meant to be performed and this tempered my unqualified analysis usigoi.

El gesticulador embodies the “search for identity” so common to literature of the Mexican Revolution. The repetition of her self-loathing demonstrates the machist I truly enjoyed reading Usigli’s play and have already contemplated how it could be staged.