It was not premiered during the author’s lifetime. For García Lorca it was an unrepresentable work belonging to what he called the “impossible theater” “Although in these impossible comedies lies my true purpose,” Lorca said in an interview in 1936. The first professional performance was staged in Poland in 1984, although there is evidence of at least two previous versions produced by amateur theater groups, one at the University of Murcia, directed by Antonio Morales (1977), and another at the University of Puerto Rico directed by Victoria Espinosa (1978). The first adaptation in Spain took place at the María Guerrero Theater in 1986. The play is divided into six scenes, plus The Silly Shepherd’s Speech, between the fifth and sixth scenes, although even today the fourth is still unknown.