The Tale Of The Fairy Tale
 
     
 
Synopsis
 
 
It is dark, like a sinister secret. Only the heavens are reflected in the waters of the world. The moon gleams on their surface... "All alone", a girl sits there, "a poor child", "forsaken by all the world". Her gaze is drawn to the white reflections of the distant, friendly light. She recalls the tale of the star money girl who was so richly rewarded for all her privations "as she was good and pious". Full of trust, she, too, wants to set out to search for that reflected happiness far away from the world, all the way to heaven...
It is a tragedy on the themes of hope and betrayal.
The story is based on The Star Money, a fairy tale of the collection of the Brothers Grimm, first published in 1812; and Woyzeck, a drama by Georg Buechner, written in 1836.
 
 
 
 
Text
 
  (Act I)
NARRATOR. There was once on a time a little girl whose father and mother were dead, and she was so poor that she no longer had any little room to live in, or bed to sleep in, and at last she had nothing else but the clothes she was wearing and a little bit of bread in her hand which some charitable soul had given her. She was, however good and pious. And as she was thus forsaken by all the world, she went forth into the open country, trusting in the good God. Then a poor man met her, who said,
DEATH. Ah, give me something to eat, I am so hungry!
NARRATOR. She reached him the whole of her piece of bread, and said,
GIRL. May God bless it to your use,
NARRATOR. and went onwards. Then came a child who moaned and said,
CHILD. My head is so cold, give me something to cover it with.
NARRATOR. So she took off her hood and gave it to him. And when she had walked a little farther, she met another child who had no jacket and was frozen with cold so she gave it her own. A little farther on one begged for a frock, and she gave away that also. At length she got into a forrest and it had already become dark, and there came yet another child, and asked for a little shirt, and the good little girl thought to herself,
GIRL. It is a dark night and no one sees you, you can very well give your little shirt away;
NARRATOR. and took it off, and gave away that also. And as she so stood, and had not one single thing left, suddenly some stars from heaven fell down, and they were nothing else but hard, smooth pieces of money, and although she had just given her little shirt away, she had a new one wich was of the very finest linen. Then she gathered together the money, put it into the shirt and was rich all the days of her life.

(Act II)
NARRATOR. There was once on a time a poor child who had no father and mother; everything was dead and there was no one left in the whole world. Everything - quite dead, so she went off, seeking day and night. And since there was no one left on earth she wanted to go up to heaven. And the moon shone down so kind. But when she got to the moon at last it was a lump of rotten wood. And so she went to the sun, but when she got to the sun it was a withered-up sunflower. And when she got to the stars they were little spangled midges stuck there, like the ones shrikes stick on blackthorns. And when she went back to the earth, the earth was an overturned pot. And she was all alone. And so she sat down and cried and she' s sitting there still, all alone.
 
     
 
Production
 
  The Tale Of The Fairy Tale (Drama, 15 min, Color); Production: Sara Sand & Myster E; Director, Script, Cast: Sara Sand; Photography, First Assistant: Myster E; Music: Sara Sand, Melody: Weisst Du, wieviel Sternlein stehen? (Can you count the stars?) Traditional; Costume, Make up, Scenery, Lighting: Sara Sand; Sound: Sara Sand, Myster E; Editing, Titling: Sara Sand; DV Mastering: Myster E  
     
 
Some Pictures
 
 
 
 
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