Tricks of the Trade

from

The Happy Prince

I get what I want

And sooner or later I know that I'll lick it

Undaunted, determined, I'm certain to stick to it

Somehow or someday I'll learn all the tricks of the trade

Patience and practise

And sooner or later I know that you'll lick it

Undaunted, determined, you're certain to stick to it

Somehow or someday you'll learn all the tricks of the trade

Chorus and Pandora

 

Pandora   Lily Blackmore

Chorus     Sue Casson

 

Flute          Lily Blackmore

 

Recording from 2012 Edinburgh Fringe

20th Anniversary production

Pandora curtseys Welcome everyone

Words & Music Copyright Sue Casson 1993

And everything's set for the narrative spirit to thrive

With my magic powers you mean

All my secrets, my Art, my wit

To B?

Learning's not just about me telling you

You have to think and ask too, take character - the core

The way they're recognised on stage

Together with stance and voice

Add the right colour scarf and hat....

Staging's the art of ...

Knowing the touch that will bring the whole setting alive

Add lights, paint, Art

So you told me

Haven't you heard that Rome wasn't built in a day

Use your grey matter to see how it's done

Cudgel your brains till you've won

Any wisdom you have to spare...

I want to learn all the tricks of the trade you can teach me

I want to see all the skills of illusion laid bare

How you conjur up a scene

The whole business

You'll be surprised at my iron perseverance and

Get up and go

I get what I want

And I want to learn all the tricks of the trade that you know

That's just the start of it

Take me from A through the gamut

Proffer a tip or a prop to equip me for learning

Show me the knack and I'll go and practise alone

In acting - less is more?

Dictated by the costume store

Show me how you did that

Turning what's there to your purpose

I want to learn all the tricks of the trade

Show me again and again till I master the magic

Couldn't you give me a clue just to signpost the way?

Pandora reads

Chorus and Pandora

Pandora

Chorus

Pandora