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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Open Preview See a Problem? I think that Julia’s character is interesting. I enjoyed reading El gesticulador more than I thought I would.

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Un ciudadano del Teatro. The revolution destroyed the old order and made room for anyone to be whatever they wanted to be. There, a professor from Harvard University confuses him for a missing revolutionary hero with the same name.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. There is the poor professor whose name is Cesar Rubio and the hero who died in the war. Feb 03, Taylor rated it really liked it. Please help improve this article usgili adding citations to reliable sources. Ernie Cordell rated it it was amazing Nov 26, I also enjoyed the diction: Fue uno de los mexicanos con mayor sentido de universalidad.

El gesticulador by Rodolfo Usigli

The metaphysics of the overpowering cruelty of the corruption reigning in a non historical Mexican time. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. But I would argue that there are in fact three. Jul 28, Neal rated it it was amazing. Paperbackpages. I was able to connect with him and understand his thought process behind the lie – which made it interesting to continue reading.


Besticulador was able to connect with him and u Usigli’s book tells the story of one gesticullador prolonged impersonation of one of the Mexican revolution’s infamous generals, Cesar Rubio. Only Miguel clings to a traditional concept of the truth. 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.

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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.

Preview — El gesyiculador by Rodolfo Usigli. Jb Arteaga rated it liked it Jun 16, It is well written and an easy read, but I expected more from the ending. Murderers could pose as heroes, thieves as diplomats and charlatans as founts of wisdom. Oct 11, Guy Arcuri rated it really liked it. Feb 03, Sophia K-l rated it really liked it.


No trivia or quizzes yet. I was surprised by how much I actually enjoyed reading El gesticulador. View all 7 comments.

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

Quotes from El gesticulador. There are two aforementioned and then there is the man that the professor tries to imitate and become, the politician. But the play has outlived the scandal and is one of Latin America’s best.

She doesn’t consider herself pretty, but the author draws a lot of attention to her figure. Fue un escritor indagador de la verdad. I read this play for Spanish lit class when I was in college.

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El gesticulador

Feb 03, Mary Frantz rated it liked it. El gesticulador es una de las primeras tragedias hispanoamericanas. The play opens, and one of the first lines is Julia complaining that she is ugly. Es la obra capital de Rodolfo Usigli.