Federico García Lorca learned through the press about the event that took place on July 22, 1928 in Níjar (Almería): “Mysterious crime in a farmhouse in Níjar. Moments before the wedding, the bride elopes with her cousin to deceive the groom. They are met by a masked man who shoots and kills the kidnapper”. “It takes me a long time to write,” the playwright confessed. “I spend three and four years thinking about a play and then I write it in fifteen days…. It took me five years to make Bodas de sangre (Blood Wedding), and three for Yerma. The two works are the fruit of reality”.