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Swansong Christopher Bruce, 1987

Subject Matter ­ A prisoner (potentially political) is interrogated by two guards. They
try different methods of gaining the information including torture (represented in an
abstract way) The prisoner eventually dies and his spirit leaves his body at the end
Form ­ Narrative
Structure ­ Episodic…

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Section 3 ­ Prisoner's Solo
More somber mood ­ escapism?
Motifs and images present him as knotted, for example when he crosses his legs over
each other and reaches through them, potentially representing his trapped feelings
More classical/contemporary movement
Soft, flowing movements and sustainment
Repetitive use of contractions and stamps…


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