All three change their modes of address before the play is done-Tony to self-doubt, Lionel to urgent prayer, and Frances to contented daydream (like Valentina remembering the sunlight): "And then you turn and head towards the sun." Frances's words give the cue for "(The stage darkens)," and for the play to finish with each of the three characters in focus, simultaneously (87-88). In this experiment, which may have been suggested by the multiple focuses at the close of his films, the dramatist depends on the actors' performances and not on scenic images. In doing so Hare has drawn on theatrical devices which in recent years have been more common in opera or musicals than in spoken drama. The persons of the drama are the living images which conclude the play, separate and yet viewed simultaneously. The three stand together but they do not speak to each other; each is alone in a darkening world.