Critics were more or less supportive of the new author. The critic Don Pablos, in El Heraldo (The Herald), wrote: “We applaud the poetic work of Mr. García Lorca. We censure only the environment in which the little play is staged”. Andrenio, in La Época (The Era), is conclusive: “It must be confessed that the play has been a failure. The public’s protest was rude and cruel at times”.