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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‘El Gesticulador’ (The Impostor) to be performed in Spanish at Ethnic Cultural Theatre
There, a professor from Harvard University confuses him for a missing revolutionary hero with the same name. 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.
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.
Rubio loses himself in his new identity, viewing it as an opportunity to renew the promise of the Revolution.
In their conversation, each attempts to blackmail the other. Gesyiculador play was daring for its time in that it used the true language of contemporary politics, a first for Mexican literature. Its debut in the Mexico City ‘s Palacio de Bellas Artes was welcomed by the theater-going public, but was met with hostility by the Mexican government.
At issue was the play’s declaration of the death of the Mexican Revolution in its institutionalization in the Partido Revolucionario E. The government cancelled several performances, and writers were hired to severely criticize the performances that were allowed to go on.
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