Analyze the songs in Billy Bishop Goes to War by John Gray and their relationship to the developement of character and theme in the play.

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Karyth Cara eNotes educator| Certified Educator

The songs and music in Billy Bishop Goes to War set the time period and add to the mod of nostalgia since music is always part of the fabric of any time period. In addition, according to the director, the music recalls 'mess halls, dance parlours, and songs from the “home front".'It also works as an emotive transition between scenes.