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Alfonso Vallejo
Alfonso Vallejo
Was born in Santander in 1943. Between 1950 and 1961 he studied in Madrid for Baccalauréats in both French and Spanish. He graduated in Medicine from the Universidad Complutense in Madrid (1961–66). He obtained the Certificate of the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) in 1968, qualified as a specialist in Neurology in 1970, obtained a Doctorate in Medicine at the Universidad Autónoma of Madrid in 1977, and was appointed specialist in Internal Medicine in 1989. From 1962 until 1964 he directed the TEU (Student Theatre Company) for the Faculty of Medicine in which he was studying. He has worked in hospitals in France, England, Germany, Belgium and Denmark, and made use of these periods to acquire a deep knowledge of the theatre in those countries. He was Assistant Doctor in Neurology in the Hospital Clínico in Madrid (1971–73), and Associate Professor in Neurology (1976–85). Since 1973 he has been the chief clinician in Neurology in a large Madrid hospital, and since 1985 has held the position of Professor of Medical Pathology in the Complutense University in the same city. He has developed his artistic aspect in the field of literature as poet, storyteller and playwright, and in the visual arts as a painter.
He is author of more than fifty plays, amongst which the following stand out: Fly-By (1973); Passion-time, written in French (1974); El desguace [The Scrapyard] (1974); Psss (1975); Ácido sulfúrico [Sulphuric Acid] (1975); Latidos [Slaughter] (1975); A tumba abierta [Top Speed] (1976); Monólogo para seis voces sin sonido [The Legal Machine] (1976); El cero transparente [Zero Line also known as Train to Kiu] (1977), the work on which the Spanish composer Luis de Pablo based his opera Kiu; Eclipse [Scalp and Dreams]; Infratonos [Infratones] (1978); La espalda del círculo [The Back of the Circle] (1978); Cangrejos de pared [Wall Crabs] (1979); Night-Syndrome (1980); Angustias [Anxieties] (1981); Hölderlin (1981); Orquídeas y panteras [Orchids and Panthers] (1982); Mamuts [Mammoths] (1892); Gaviotas subterráneas [The Subterraneans] (1983); Sol ulcerado [Ulcerated Sun] (1983); Monkeys (1984); Week-end (1985); Espacio interior [Domestic Space] (1986); Tuatú (1989); Tobi-después [Tobi-then] (1991); Crujidos [Creaks] (1995); Kora (1996); Jindama (1998); Ébola Nerón [Nero Fever] (1999); Panic (2001); Greta en la confesión [Greta in Confession] (2001); La inmolación [The Immolation], short monologue (2002); Hiroshima-Sevilla (2002); Jasmín [Jasmine], short monologue (2003); Culpable¿ [Guilt] (2003); Soraya, short monologue (2003); Katacumbia (2004); Irstel, short monologue (2005); Una nueva mujer [A New Woman] (2006) and El escuchador de hielo [The Ice Listener] (2006).
As a poet he has published El lugar de la tierra fría [The Place in the Cold Land] (1969); Moléculas [Molecules] (1976); Fuego lunario [Lunar Fire] (1988); Más [More] (1990); Carne interior [Inner Flesh] (1994); Matérica luz [Material of Light] (1994); Claridad en acción [Clarity in Action] (1995); Sol azul [Blue Sun] (1997); Fin de siglo y cunde el miedo [End of the Century and Fear Spreads] (1999); Eternamente a cada instante [Eternally Every Moment] (2000); Blanca oscuridad [White Darkness]; Plutónico ser [Plutonic Being] (2002); Brujulario astral [Astral Compass] (2003); Transconsciencia y deseo [Transconsciousness and Desire] (2004); Esencia y prerealidad [Essence and Pre-reality] (2005); Intuinstinto y verdad [Intuinstinct and Truth] (2006); Fantasia y sinrazón [Fantasy and Wrong] (2007) and Intramundo, quimera y pasión [Intraworld, Daydream and Passion] (2008).
Up until now, he has mounted a total of ten solo exhibitions of his paintings in Madrid, Zaragoza, Aranjuez, Alcorcón and Cuenca.
Various of his works have been translated and published in English, French, German, Arabic, Italian, Portuguese, Polish and Bulgarian.
His plays have been premiered in numerous countries, including the United States of America, Mexico, Portugal, Great Britain, France, Germany, Italy and Poland.
He won the Premio Nacional Lope de Vega in 1976, the Premio Internacional Tirso de Molina 1978, and the Fastenrath of the Real Academia Española in 1980.

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Culpable¿
Guilt