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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Written in the late What is truth? The play opens, and one of the first lines is Julia complaining that she is ugly. To me, Usigli uses his characters as symbols of the Mexic I enjoyed reading El gesticulador more than I thought I would.
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Curtain time for the UW production is 7 p. Open Preview See a Problem? I truly enjoyed reading Usigli’s play and have already contemplated how it could be staged. Ernie Cordell rated it it was amazing Nov 26, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
Un ciudadano del Teatro. El gesticulador embodies the “search for identity” so common to literature of the Mexican Revolution. 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. 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 time.
Articles needing additional references from July All articles needing additional references. Jb Arteaga rated it liked it Jun 16, 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!
‘El Gesticulador’ (The Impostor) to be performed in Spanish at Ethnic Cultural Theatre
The repetition of her self-loathing demonstrates the machista attitude in Mexico. Published January 1st by Ediciones Catedra S. Alexis rated it really liked it Nov 16, I think these are allegorical of three parts of the Mexican Revolution.
Jan 26, Ivan T. Murderers could pose as heroes, thieves as diplomats and charlatans as founts of wisdom.
This page was last edited on 2 Octoberat Yo soy major que muchos de ellos. Jun 09, Liliana rated it really liked it.
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. El pueblo saw him as a revolutionary hero, and so he was one. Hector Torres rated it it was amazing Oct 05, But for me, Usigli is critiquing this way of “finding oneself” suggesting that identity cannot be rooted only in desire, deception, and falsities.
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.
El gesticulador by Rodolfo Usigli
El gesticulador by Rodolfo Usigli. The play, written in by Mexican dramatist Rodolfo Usigli, will be performed in Spanish. I thought the conversation between Cesar and Navarro helped testiculador illustrate this idea as well as to depict the corruption present in the Mexican revolution. Views Read Edit View history.
Matthew Leonard rated it really liked it Sep 22, Feb 03, Taylor rated it really liked it.
The play was daring for its time in that it used the true language of contemporary politics, a first for Mexican literature. Fue un escritor indagador de la verdad. El gesticulador es una de las primeras tragedias hispanoamericanas.
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I was surprised by how much I actually enjoyed reading El gesticulador.