The play describes a real historical event. Fuente Ovehuna, which means 'spring of the sheep' is the name of a town located in Cordova. There takes place the collective revenge of all uprisen people against the Governor of the city, who makes abuse of his power by raping the girls of the village, and killing whether he wanted. When the judge comes to interrogate the inhabitants and find the culprit of the murder, all people decide that the whole town is the culprit. In the question of the judge 'Who killed the Governor' the answer is: 'Fuente Ovehuna did it'. The writer wants to put emphasis on the necessity of a united Spain, presents people suffering under the power and incites them to revolt aiming at the abolition of their tyranny. Thus, 'Fuente Ovehuna' stays eternally a revolutionary-democratic play with messages addressed to every class society.