play tricks upon

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Which is not, of course, to say that they reflect the genuine existence of some fifth-dimensional fairyland, from whence morally ambiguous beings emerge to play tricks upon our race.
The first year students from all over Wales researched and planned the performances as part of their BA Theatre course creating characters who play tricks upon and have fun with visitors to the Eisteddfod.
The idea is to get your character, Woody, to use objects found around the current scenery to play tricks upon the neighbours.