El Gesticulador [Rodolfo Usigli] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Rodolfo Usigli’s El gesticulador is a political commentary in dramatic guise. It is by that token an accusing statement on contemporary Mexican reality, and. El gesticulador is a play about politics and corruption, human relationships, the conflict between truth and lies, reality and appearance, and role-playing in.

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The metaphysics of the overpowering cruelty of the corruption reigning in a non historical Mexican time.

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It is well written and an easy read, but I expected more from the ending. 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. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Thanks for telling us about the problem. There is the poor professor whose name is Cesar Rubio and the hero who died in the war. 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 between Estrella and Elena in which Estrella says to her “What admirable feminine insight! The repetition of her self-loathing demonstrates the machista attitude in Mexico.


yesticulador 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. On the surface, there are gesriculador Cesar Rubios. Yo soy major que muchos de ellos. Ernie Cordell rated it it was amazing Nov 26, I would even venture to geticulador that his role as a US professor is directly related to how the United States tends to be greedy, sticking its nose in other countries’ business.

Matthew Leonard rated it really liked it Sep 22, Jimmy rated it it was amazing Mar 01, University of Washington Be boundless Connect with us: One thing that stuck out to me was how Usigli addressed the idea of the Mexican “mask. This article needs additional citations for verification.

Este libro fue interesante, pero no is perfecto. There, a professor from Harvard University confuses him for a missing revolutionary hero with the same name. During the second act, Julia completely changes her attitude with the prospect of her father being the governor of the state.

The play, written in by Mexican dramatist Rodolfo Usigli, will be performed in Spanish. Usigli offers a very harsh critique of the Mexican government as well as the Mexican revolution, painting a picture of a movement steeped in corruption, lies and manipulation all for personal benefit and gain. 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.


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

‘El Gesticulador’ (The Impostor) to be performed in Spanish at Ethnic Cultural Theatre

Jul 28, Neal rated it it was amazing. Feb 03, Taylor rated it really liked it. There are two aforementioned and then there is the man that the professor tries to imitate and become, the politician.

But then I thought about the gesticuador as a play, which is meant to be performed and this tempered my unqualified analysis somewhat. His legacy will live on because of those who believe in it, just like the Mexican Revolution, while appearing to be a failure to some, lived on through those who believed in its purpose.

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Estoy dispuesto a todo para asegurar tu porvenir. Feb 03, Sophia K-l rated it really liked it. I think that Julia’s character is interesting. Fue un escritor indagador de la verdad.