The Alvarez Quintero brothers cultivated a local theater with great success, writing their comedies on Andalusian traditions. Their work renews the traditions of farce and the comedy of manners, marked by sentimentality and comedy. In this story the action takes place in the town of Castile. Doña Clarines, the main character, represents truth, justice, righteousness, and goodness. The work was premiered at the Teatro Lara in Madrid.