Francisco García Lorca recalls that on the day of the premiere he was in Granada with his family waiting for news. Federico’s father had asked a financial friend of his who lived in Madrid to telegraph him as soon as the performance was over. “My parents, my sisters and I were gathered in the dining room of the house […]. In the end, it was already after one o’clock when the telegram was received. Don Manuel Conde, which was the friend’s name, had written it piously, but it expressed more truth than he believed deep down. It read as follows: “The audience didn’t like the play. Everyone agrees that Federico is a great poet”.