TEA_02-84

The prolog of the play begins with a curtain representing the Arab arch of Las Cucharas (now rebuilt in the forest of the Alhambra) and with a perspective of the plaza Bibarrambla (Bibarrambla square). Some girls sing a romance then known and sung in Granada about Mariana Pineda: “¡Oh, qué día más triste en Granada, [Oh, what a sad day in Granada,] / que a las piedras hacía llorar [that made the stones cry] / al ver que Marianita se muere [to see that Marianita dies] / en cadalso por no declarar!” [by guillotine for not testifying!”]. The scene is later than the story told. The play is set in Granada in the 19th century. There are allusions to many places in the city: Bibarrambla square, the Albaicín, Alhambra, Darro river, Alpujarra, Alameda del Salón, Zacatín, Church of Santa Ana, Genil river, etc.

Arco de las Cucharas (Arch of the Spoons), today moved to the forest of the Alhambra.
Arco de las Cucharas (Arch of the Spoons), today moved to the forest of the Alhambra.