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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Lists with This Book. Si crees que no saldremos de este lugar a algo mejor, e equivocas. El gesticulador by Rodolfo Usigli. Julia saw truth in that which allowed her to overcome her physical appearance and live the life which she believed was her. Ernie Cordell rated it it was amazing Nov 26, Yo soy major que muchos de ellos. Articles needing additional references from July All articles needing additional references.

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

But for me, Usigli is critiquing this way of “finding oneself” suggesting that identity cannot be rooted only in desire, deception, and falsities. Feb 04, Evelyn rated it liked it. Feb 03, Sophia K-l rated it really liked it. I would even venture to say 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.

El gesticulador by Rodolfo Usigli

I was most interested by the suggestion in the play that one can create an identity, and furthermore a destiny, rooted only in desire. Feb 03, Callie Deddens rated it really liked it. Some readers may criticize the quick development, overuse, and frequent mentioning or insinuation gesticulzdor the theme, but I believe this writing style to be a result of the authors’ during this time, s, own identity crisis. The play was daring for its time in that it used the true language of contemporary politics, a first for Mexican literature.


This play is a perfect combination of raw human emotions and a reflection upon a person’s ability to reinvent themselves. 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.

Rodlofo 18, Nayely Romero rated it liked it. 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 of his state against a corrupt Revolutionary general.

One thing that stuck out to me was how Usigli addressed the idea of the Mexican “mask. Oct 11, Guy Arcuri rated it really liked it. El Gesticulador allows the reader to question the meaning of truth. 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. Trivia About El gesticulador.

There are two aforementioned and then there is the man that the professor tries to imitate and become, the politician. Quotes from El gesticulador. The repetition of her self-loathing demonstrates the machista attitude in Mexico.


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

Feb 04, Mary Clare rated it really liked it. On the surface, there are two Cesar Rubios.

Usigli 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. 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 hero but is killed by the strongman and only ends up perpetrating the violence.

I also like how Usigli developed Cesar by introducing his family and their frustration with him on an intimate level. I truly enjoyed reading Usigli’s play and have already contemplated how it could be staged. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Alexis rated it really liked it Nov 16, The work thus became the only play in Mexican history to be censored by the government.

Already Usigli introduces themes of doubt, family dispute and tension, and appearances, which is first mentioned by Miguel, Rubio’s son, on the fourth page.