During the author’s lifetime, preparations for the premiere began in the spring of 1936. Under the direction of Lorca himself, rehearsals began with the Club Anfistora. The process dragged on, Lorca could not find the right actors and the events of July 1936 cut the project short. “In four or five years there is a pit into which we will all fall,” Lorca writes. That the play is full of fatal omens is a fact. Just as, like The public, it jumps right into Lorca’s “impossible theater.”