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

This play brought a lot of interesting questions about identity to the surface for me as well. Not from audiences who loved it but from politicians who probably saw too much of themselves in it and hired writers to publish scathing reviews.

El Gesticulador allows the reader to q This play is a perfect combination of raw human emotions and a reflection upon a person’s ability to reinvent themselves. Even then it was met with hostility. I was surprised by how much I actually enjoyed reading El gesticulador. Jul 28, Neal rated it it was amazing. 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.

Identity is ours so long as it is convenient for the powerful to let us keep it. Open Preview See a Problem?


El gesticulador by Rodolfo Usigli

Elena allowed herself to be convinced that what started as a lie in reality became a harmless opportunity for an unlucky man to take hold of his potential. The play, written in by Dl dramatist Rodolfo Usigli, will be performed in Spanish.

This article needs additional citations for verification. She doesn’t consider herself pretty, but the author draws a lot of attention to her gestidulador. 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.

El gesticulador embodies the “search for identity” so common to literature of the Mexican Revolution. The play opens, and one of the first lines is Julia complaining that she is ugly.

The situation comes to a head when the two meet privately — each knowing a secret that the other does not want anyone else to know. I was able to connect with him and understand his thought process behind the lie – which made it interesting to continue reading.

There, a professor from Harvard University confuses him for a missing revolutionary hero with the same name. No trivia or quizzes yet. 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 ell personal benefit and gain.

She is so focused on outward appearances that she too contributes to the idea of women being seen but not heard. During the second act, Gesticuladot completely changes her attitude with the prospect of her father being the governor of the state.


El gesticulador es una de las primeras tragedias hispanoamericanas. It is well written and an easy read, but I expected more from the ending.

El gesticulador

Search UW News Search for: The repetition of her self-loathing demonstrates the machista attitude in Mexico. At issue was the play’s declaration of the death of the Mexican Revolution in its institutionalization in the Partido Revolucionario Institucional. University of Washington Be boundless Connect with us: Views Read Edit View history. Published January 1st by Ediciones Catedra S.

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Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. This page was last edited on 2 Octoberat 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.

Feb 04, Mary Clare rated it really liked it. Estoy dispuesto a todo para asegurar tu porvenir.