Biography of Ignacio Amestoy Egiguren (1947-VVVV)

Playwright, journalist and Spanish teacher, born in Bilbao in 1947. Interested from an early age by any manifestation of humanistic knowledge, he/she studied journalism and dedicated himself professionally to television and print media. In his capacity as Assistant Director, he/she has made more than one hundred of Spanish Television dramatic programs; and in his facet of writer, he/she has worked assiduously in Basque local press and some Rotary national broadcasting, as the daily world of the 21st century.

His theatrical production presented enormous originality, within the generation of playwrights to which belongs, delve into a series of related historical arguments, largely with that territory of the Basque country to which it is linked by birth and other sentimental linkages of great weight and presence in his life and in his literary work. In general, its theatre may relate closely the different forms in which, currently, has adapted to the Spanish scene the ancient classical tragedy. Other features common to all his works are the displays of erudition displayed by the author, the excellent command of theatrical architecture and, in General, the eagerness of perfectionism that presides over all their texts.

Ignacio Amestoy Egiguren reaped its first great theatrical success with Ederra (Madrid: MK editions and publications, 1983), work awarded the prestigious "Lope de Vega". In addition, he/she has premiered Gernika. A cry. 1937 (Madrid: Fundamentals, 1996); Betizu, Red Bull (Madrid: Fundamentals, 1996); The Austrian Queen of Alfonso XII (Madrid: Fundamentals, 1996); Elisa kisses the rose (Madrid: Fundamentals, 1996); Dionisio Ridruejo: a Spanish passion (Madrid: Fundamentals, 1994); They will not pass away! Passiflora (Madrid: Fundamentals, 1994); I was an actor when Franco (Madrid: Fundamentals, 1992); and tomorrow here, at the same time (Madrid: Fundamentals, 1992). In addition, Ignacio Amestoy has embarked on the project of composing a dramatic tetralogy about the Spanish monarchy, plan started with the work of violets for a Bourbon. Also launched a trilogy dedicated to the comedy-drama with the titles well close the door, Chocolate for breakfast and the daemon of the angels. The first of these works received the national prize for dramatic literature in 2002.