Dona Juana in a men’s suit – green pants and a camisole – comes from his native Valladolid to Madrid. Quintana, her old faithful servant, accompanies her. He asks the lady why she left her father’s house and travels in a man’s guise. Juan tells that on Easter, in April, she went out for a walk and met a beautiful stranger whom she fell in love with at first sight. At night, she could not sleep, and, opening the door to the balcony, she saw beneath the daringly handsome man. Don Martín de Guzman at night sang her serenades, in the afternoon he sent letters and presents. In less than two months, Juan surrendered. But when the death of Martin’s father Don Andres about their love, a terrible scandal erupted. Juan comes from a noble but impoverished family, and the old man values only gold. He wants to marry his son to Inez, daughter of his friend Don Pedro, but is afraid, that Juan will sue the seducer and perjurer. Therefore, Andres decided to send Martin to Madrid under an alien name. He wrote to Pedro that his son bound himself to Juan, but he found for Ines a suitable bridegroom – Don Gil de Albornoz, who is not only generous and rich, but also young and handsome. Martin obediently went to Madrid under the name of Don Gil. Having told about it, Juan goes after him. So that Martin does not recognize her, she sends Quintana to Vallecas, promising to send him a letter, and hires a new servant – Caramanchele. Karamanchel changed
Martin is to Pedro and hands him a letter from Andres, where he praises “Don Gil” in every way. Martin says that he wants to get married with Ines, because his father chose another bride for him: if the father finds out about the desire of his son to marry Inez, he will deprive him of his inheritance, Pedro is ready to hurry with the wedding: he completely trusts Andres and will not waste time on verification of information about the groom. Pedro promises to talk to his daughter today. He will not yet name her the groom, and he in the evening in the Ducal Garden furtively admits to her in love. Martin is delighted with his own cunning.
Juan, in love with Inez, begs her not to go to the Ducal garden: he is sick of a bad feeling. But Inez had already promised her cousin to go there with her. Inez assures Juan of his love and invites him also to come into the garden.
Pedro talks to Inez about the groom, arguing that Juan does not suit him. Inez is unhappy that she is supposed to be married to a man she did not even see. Having learned that the bridegroom is called Don Gil, she exclaims: “Don Gil? Have mercy on God! / What is the name! My husband – / Christmas shepherd in matting / Or sheepskin!” Learning that Gil waits for her in the Ducal garden. Inez is afraid that he would meet Juan there.
Dona Juan in a man’s suit appears in the Ducal garden. Bribing the servants, she knows about each step of her rival. Seeing Inez, her cousin Clara and Juan, she talks to them and captivates women with her courtesy and beauty. Juan suffers from jealousy. Hearing that Juan came from Valladolid, Ines asks her about Hila. Juan says that her name is also Gil. Ines decides that this is the bridegroom whom her father tells her. A charming young woman likes her, and Inez is ready to give him her hand. Juan promises to come at night to the window to Inez, and Ines looks forward to the meeting. Inez declares to his father that he will gladly marry Hil. But seeing Martin, whom Pedro introduces to her as Hilia, realizes that this is not the Gil she is in love with. At her elect “Speech honey river flows, / Brighter stars stars sparkle” and green pants.
Dona Juana tells Quintana about her successes: Inez is crazy about her, and Martin furiously looks for a double rival to pierce him with a sword.
Called Elvira, Juan removes the house next door to the house of Ines. Having met in the garden, the ladies get acquainted and become friends. Juan reminds Ines of the disappeared lover, and Ines verifies her with all her sorrows – thus, Juan knows every step of Martin. Juan is afraid, as if Martin did not suspect that Hil – not Hil at all, but disguised as Juan. She sends Quintana to Martin with the news that after his departure, Juan, who carries the fruit of his love under his heart, retired to the monastery, and day and night tears stream. If Martin does not return to her, she will prefer death to dishonor. Juan is sure that, upon receiving such a letter, Martin will believe in the existence of Don Gil.
Don Juan suffers from jealousy. Ines admits that dear to her heart, Hil disappeared, but then another, self-appointed Gil appeared, and her father compels her to marry him. She asks Juan to kill her rival. For the sake of Ines, Juan is ready to deal with the impostor today. Inez hopes that by getting rid of the false-Heel, he can marry Hil Green pants.
Inez visits his new girlfriend Elvira. “Elvira” tells her that she came from Castile. She loves Don Miguel de Ribert, who reciprocated her from childhood. But when she gave herself to him, he soon forgot all his oaths and left her. Learning that Miguel went to Valladolid, “Elvira” went after him. Miguel’s friend, Don Gil de Albornoz, boasted that a rich and beautiful bride was waiting for him in Madrid, and Miguel, stealing from Hil a letter from Don Andres, called himself Hillem, to marry Inez himself. Fate brought Elvira with Hilem Green pants, like her like two drops of water, and the young man fell in love with her. But “Elvira” says that she loves only Miguel’s chicken, and tries with all his might to get him back. The ladies find out that Inez does not like Miguel, and “Elvira” does not like Hil.
Quintana gives Martin a note from Juan, who allegedly is in the monastery. Martin, who suspected that Juan was in Madrid and pursued him, calmed down. After reading the letter of Juan, he becomes filled with tenderness. Martin assures Quintana that he came to Madrid only to submit a petition to the king, and in a few days he will return to Juan. He wants to write Juan’s answer and promises to bring his Quintana the next day. Left alone, Martin thinks that it is unworthy of a nobleman to deceive a woman who expects a child from him, and decides to return home.
Juan calls Martin to the duel. Martin proposes to settle the matter with the world: let Ines make the choice herself. Juan says that Inez can not refuse Martin, because he does not dare disobey his father, she cries, but is ready to put up and give her hand to Martin. Martin sorry to lose the right prey from his hands, and forgetting his love for Juan, he decides to marry Inez. Martin does not accept the challenge of Juan, believing that it is foolish to fight before the wedding – in a month he is ready to compete with the opponent. The servant brings Martin a parcel from his father in the name of Don Gil de Albornoz: there are three letters to him – Martin, Don Pedro and merchant Agustin Soller, who must give money to the envoy Don Hil de Albornoz. Hurrying to Ines, Martin loses the letters. They are found by Karamanchel, who gives them to Juan, confident that she is Gil. Juan sends Quintana for the money.
Inez declares to his father that the bridegroom he introduced to her is not Hil at all, but Miguel. Don Pedro is completely confused. Inez tells him everything that Elvira told her. Don Pedro is indignant at the arrogance of the impostor. Inez promises to present him the real Don Gil. Juan appears in green pants. She tells how Miguel deceived her trust and stole the letters. But now she received new letters from her father and could convict the impostor of lying. Pedro reads Andres’s letter and becomes sure that Juan is the true Don Gil. When Martin appears, Pedro and Inez expose him as a liar and impostor. The servant sent to the merchant Soller, returns with empty hands: Don Gil has already taken away the money intended to him. Martin was furious: an unknown double destroyed all his plans.
Quintana brings Martin the news of Juan’s death. Martin decides that Don Gil is Juan, who rose from the coffin to punish him. Quintana picks up this thought and tells that Juan after death comes to the paternal house under the guise of a certain Hil and curses Martin, who forgot his real name. Martin wants to order five hundred mass for the spirit of Juan to reconcile and calm down. Inez asks Karamanchel where his master is. Karamanchel replies that his master, Don Gil Green pants, often comes from Elvira and leaves her at dawn. Ines does not believe, but Karamanchel shows her Don Hil’s love letter to Elvira. Inez is ready to give his hand to Juan if he kills the infidel Hil Green pants.
Juan, learning from Quintana that Martin never left the thought of marrying Inez, wrote to his father that he was lying on his deathbed, and her murderer Martin was hiding under the name of Hil to avoid revenge on her relatives. After reading her letter, my father will immediately go to Madrid, and Martin will have to tight.
Accidentally meeting cousin Ines Clara, also in love with Hila Green pants, Juan in a man’s suit is explained in love and her. Inez, who hears their conversation and Hil’s unflattering opinion of himself, decides to go out with Miguel. She calls Miguel to pierce the traitor with the sword of Hil, but Juan, afraid of meeting with Miguel, says that she is a disguised Elvira: tormented by jealousy, she wanted to know if Inez really loves Hil, and not Miguel herself, and she wrote a love letter on behalf of Hil to Elvira. Elvira’s men’s suit allegedly borrowed from Hil, who only loves Inez.
Caramanchele is told to deliver a letter to Elvira. Seeing her, he is amazed by her resemblance to his master: “Chur, chur me, Don Hil in the mantilla! / I’m sober and delirious… / Both place them in hell – / And Hilu this and Chillier!” Elvira promises Karamanchel that in an hour he will see her and her master together. But Karamanchel does not believe and believes that Elvira is a disguised Gil.
Don Juan is looking for his rivals, who bear the same name Hil. “Their two, and to her window / To appear both deign: / So let them kill me / I’ll pierce both of them.” He hurries under the window to Inez. Ines in the dark takes it for her lover – Hila Green pants. Juan does not dissuade her. Soon, Martin appears, who also wore green pants. Seeing Juan conversing with Inez, he decides that this is his elusive double, but the thought that it might be the ghost of the late Juan makes him fearful. Don Juan recognizes in Martin the false-Heel, whom Ines hates. Juan summons him to a duel. Inez, seeing two young people in green pants, can not understand what is the matter. “Elvira” peeks out of her window and tells Inez that the traitor Miguel came here. Martin, who accepts Juan for the spirit of Dona Huana, disappears in fear. Clara appears in a man’s suit. She came to check if Hil was secretly dating Inez. Posing itself for Hil, she says Ines tender words. Observing the whole scene from the side of Karamanchel exclaims: “It’s not that I’m standing dreaming, / Not that here the downpour was from Healey.” Huang threatens to kill Clara. Juan changes into a man’s dress, goes down and also approaches the window of Ines. Juan, Juan and Clara argue which of them is the true Gil. Huang rushes to Juan with a sword. Instead of it, Quintana fights with him. Juan is wounded. Juan changes into a man’s dress, goes down and also approaches the window of Ines. Juan, Juan and Clara argue which of them is the true Gil. Huang rushes to Juan with a sword. Instead of it, Quintana fights with him. Juan is wounded. Juan changes into a man’s dress, goes down and also approaches the window of Ines. Juan, Juan and Clara argue which of them is the true Gil. Huang rushes to Juan with a sword. Instead of it, Quintana fights with him. Juan is wounded.
Juan’s father, Don Diego, after receiving a letter from his daughter, comes to Madrid to take revenge on her murderer Martin. Martin swears he did not kill Juan, calling Quintana as a witness, but he claims that Martin slaughtered Juan. Algvasil takes Martin into custody. There are Juan, Juan, Ines, Clara and Don Pedro. Juan tells the whole truth, reveals all the tricks to which she started to return Martin, Martin is happy that he escaped danger. He asks forgiveness from Juan and her hand at Don Pedro. Inez gives consent to don Juan, and Clara is ready to become the wife of her longtime admirer Don Antonio.