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Subject: English , asked on 15/9/12

 summary of villa for sale

sharmarani... , added an answer, on 6/5/11
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 Villa for sale is a drama written by Sacha Guitry. In this drama Juliette puts up her villa for sale.some customers come to see the villa but they do not buy it. after almost a month, Juliette gets a call saying a lady will come to buy it. a french couple Gaston and Jeanne come to take a look at the villa. while waiting for the owner of the villa, gaston indicater that he has no intention of buying a villa.
Juliette enters and gives a complete discription of the villa.after much bargaining Juliette reduces the price from 2,50,000 francks to 2,00,000 francks.
gaston doesn 't agree and is about to leave when Jeanne wants to have a look around the villa. Jeanne wants to see the upper floor Gaton doesn 't joins them.
Mrs al Smith arrives to look at the villa. she mistakes Gaston as the owner of the villa. She buys the villa for 3,00,000 francks.
When Jeanne returns after looking at the top floor,she indicates that she has lost the idea of buying the villa but Gaston desires to buy the villa for 2,00,000 francks.Juliette is still unaware that Gaston has sold the villa to mrs al smith. Gaston 's ingenuitnity is later discovered by Jeanne.
Villa for sale is nothing but just about a woman( Juliette) who sells her house to a couple in hastiness,and Mr.Gatson who buys the house sells it to another american who assumes Gatson to be the husband of juliette when his wife Jeanne and Juliette go to inspect the top floor of the house. it is all about the tricky minded Gatson.

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Priyal , added an answer, on 6/5/11
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its really a very good answer

i was really in need of help.....................

thanks a lot

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Melvin Thomas From Indian School Bahrain, added an answer, on 18/6/11
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very impressive.....i had a tough time finding this.

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error1533... , added an answer, on 29/5/11
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why jeanne want  to buy a villa?

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Yash Singh From Dalimss Sunbeam School, added an answer, on 25/8/12
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summary of villa for sale :- 

Villa for Sale, written by the famous playwright of the Boulevard theatre, is a play in which the owner, a lady named Juliette, wants to sell her villa as she is in need of money and she is fed up of that place. The entire play revolves around the characters namely Juliette, Gaston, Jeanne, Mrs Al Smith and a maid.

The play begins with a conversation between the maid and Juliette where the former tries to convince the latter to rethink on putting the villa on sale. Juliette is sure to sell the place as she is completely frustrated at the mere sight of the sign 'Villa for Sale '. Although customers come to see the villa after it has been put on sale, nobody buys it. She puts up a very restless tone when the maid suddenly asks her to permit a few days leave because she got a role to play in a film at Joinville Studio. The reason to introduce this part in the play is to represent the irony of human situation where it is difficult for Juliette to sell a villa for a meagre amount of a hundred thousand while the maid was offered a hundred francs a morning for acting as a maid. The maid exemplifies her modesty when she says that she could not turn down the offer to act especially when all she was getting paid by Juliette for an entire month was four hundred francs. There is a gentle humour in the tone when the maid proposes the idea of acting for Juliette as well, which would pay her quite a good sum.

The next scene continues with the arrival of Gaston and Jeanne to buy the villa. Their heated argument reflects their intentions on buying the villa. Gaston was completely against buying it while Jeanne was extremely willing to buy it for her as well as her parents to reside in it. She wanted to purchase it even if it meant humiliation from her husband. After a very angry argument between both they decide not to buy the villa and were about to leave when Juliette enters.

After a brief witty discussion with the couple, Juliette reveals the price at which she wants to sell the villa, i.e., two hundred thousand francs. Gaston doesn 't agree and is about to leave when Jeanne wants to have a look around the villa. Jeanne wants to see the upper floor Gaston doesn 't joins them.

Here is introduced the climax of the story which gives it an extremely interesting turn. Mrs Al Smith arrives to look at the villa. She mistakes Gaston as the owner of the villa. Here is when Gaston deceives her and sells her the villa for 3,00,000 francs. Later, when Mrs Al Smith takes a leave after presenting Gaston the cheque, Gaston is amazed and very impressed with himself on striking such a good deal.

The next part of the play shows change in the attitude of Gaston when the ladies come back after taking a tour of the entire house. This time the tables have turned when Jeanne indicates that she has lost the idea of buying the villa but Gaston desires to buy the villa for 2,00,000 francs. Juliette is still unaware that Gaston has sold the villa to Mrs Al smith. So, she is amazed at the eagerness with which Gaston offers to buy the villa the very next day. This ingenuity of Gaston is later discovered by Jeanne. This play clearly depicts how a good businessman does not ever let go of any profitable situation from his hands.

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Param Sukhadia From Kendriya Vidhyalaya No. 1, added an answer, on 22/8/12
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Villa for Sale, written by the famous playwright of the Boulevard theatre, is a play in which the owner, a lady named Juliette, wants to sell her villa as she is in need of money and she is fed up of that place. The entire play revolves around the characters namely Juliette, Gaston, Jeanne, Mrs Al Smith and a maid. 

The play begins with a conversation between the maid and Juliette where the former tries to convince the latter to rethink on putting the villa on sale. Juliette is sure to sell the place as she is completely frustrated at the mere sight of the sign 'Villa for Sale '. Although customers come to see the villa after it has been put on sale, nobody buys it. She puts up a very restless tone when the maid suddenly asks her to permit a few days leave because she got a role to play in a film at Joinville Studio. The reason to introduce this part in the play is to represent the irony of human situation where it is difficult for Juliette to sell a villa for a meagre amount of a hundred thousand while the maid was offered a hundred francs a morning for acting as a maid. The maid exemplifies her modesty when she says that she could not turn down the offer to act especially when all she was getting paid by Juliette for an entire month was four hundred francs. There is a gentle humour in the tone when the maid proposes the idea of acting for Juliette as well, which would pay her quite a good sum. 

The next scene continues with the arrival of Gaston and Jeanne to buy the villa. Their heated argument reflects their intentions on buying the villa. Gaston was completely against buying it while Jeanne was extremely willing to buy it for her as well as her parents to reside in it. She wanted to purchase it even if it meant humiliation from her husband. After a very angry argument between both they decide not to buy the villa and were about to leave when Juliette enters.

After a brief witty discussion with the couple, Juliette reveals the price at which she wants to sell the villa, i.e., two hundred thousand francs. Gaston doesn 't agree and is about to leave when Jeanne wants to have a look around the villa. Jeanne wants to see the upper floor Gaston doesn 't joins them.

Here is introduced the climax of the story which gives it an extremely interesting turn. Mrs Al Smith arrives to look at the villa. She mistakes Gaston as the owner of the villa. Here is when Gaston deceives her and sells her the villa for 3,00,000 francs. Later, when Mrs Al Smith takes a leave after presenting Gaston the cheque, Gaston is amazed and very impressed with himself on striking such a good deal.

The next part of the play shows change in the attitude of Gaston when the ladies come back after taking a tour of the entire house. This time the tables have turned when Jeanne indicates that she has lost the idea of buying the villa but Gaston desires to buy the villa for 2,00,000 francs. Juliette is still unaware that Gaston has sold the villa to Mrs Al smith. So, she is amazed at the eagerness with which Gaston offers to buy the villa the very next day.  This ingenuity of Gaston is later discovered by Jeanne. This play clearly depicts how a good businessman does not ever let go of any profitable situation from his hands.

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Dilnaz .m.habeeb From Crescent Public School, added an answer, on 19/8/11
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 there was a madam who was incharge of at he house.she had a maid with her. and she was thinking of selling her house.but unfortunately no one bought the house. one day a couple came to buy the house. so the owner went with the lady to show the house. atlast she planned to buy the house. but her husband was not willing to buy a costly house to her mother & father. at that time a actress came to buy the house. but the owner was inside the house and the visitor 's husband was only ther out. so that lady thought that he was the owner of the house and so she was telling the rate to him and was talking for a long time and he liked the idea of selling this house and getting money. so he also accepted for it. but this was known to this lady.


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sharmarani... , added an answer, on 19/6/11
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for her parents...................

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Dhanashree Padaya From Kendriya Vidyalaya, added an answer, on 19/7/11
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 thkz...........:)

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Dev From Maxfort School, added an answer, on 11/8/12
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Villa for sale is a play in which the owner Juliette wants to sell her villa as she is in need of money and she is fed up of that place. An agent sends a couple Gaston and Jeanne to see her villa. Initially Gaston was not at all interested in purchasing the villa but his wife wants to purchase it for her parents and her sister.Gaston was very opportunist and witty person who knows how to mould situations for his benefit. When Juliette and Jeanne went upstairs to see the villa then came Mrs. Al Smith, a film star. She thinks Gaston to be the owner of the villa she make up a deal with Gaston who sells the villa to her at three hundred thousand franks.When Mrs Gaston and Juliette came downstairs then Jeanne was surprised to see that Gaston was very keenly interested in purchasing the villa. When she came to know the whole story that how her husband has made a profit of hundred thousand franks . This shows that how a good businessman did not let go any profitable situation from his hands.
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Ananyaa Pandey From Apeejay School Kharghar, added an answer, on 25/9/11
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thanx !! its a gud ans and it helped me a lot

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Johe Houston From The Psbb Millennium School , added an answer, on 17/8/12
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 I guess she bought it for 50,000 francs cuz in the text she says that she will even( though she doesnt mean it!) sell this "wretched villa" for 100,000 francs which is twice that cost her. She is actually being greedy in this sentence.

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Ayushi From Fr Agnel School, added an answer, on 22/8/12

 Villa for Sale, written by the famous playwright of the Boulevard theatre, is a play in which the owner, a lady named Juliette, wants to sell her villa as she is in need of money and she is fed up of that place. The entire play revolves around the characters namely Juliette, Gaston, Jeanne, Mrs Al Smith and a maid. 

The play begins with a conversation between the maid and Juliette where the former tries to convince the latter to rethink on putting the villa on sale. Juliette is sure to sell the place as she is completely frustrated at the mere sight of the sign 'Villa for Sale '. Although customers come to see the villa after it has been put on sale, nobody buys it. She puts up a very restless tone when the maid suddenly asks her to permit a few days leave because she got a role to play in a film at Joinville Studio. The reason to introduce this part in the play is to represent the irony of human situation where it is difficult for Juliette to sell a villa for a meagre amount of a hundred thousand while the maid was offered a hundred francs a morning for acting as a maid. The maid exemplifies her modesty when she says that she could not turn down the offer to act especially when all she was getting paid by Juliette for an entire month was four hundred francs. There is a gentle humour in the tone when the maid proposes the idea of acting for Juliette as well, which would pay her quite a good sum. 

The next scene continues with the arrival of Gaston and Jeanne to buy the villa. Their heated argument reflects their intentions on buying the villa. Gaston was completely against buying it while Jeanne was extremely willing to buy it for her as well as her parents to reside in it. She wanted to purchase it even if it meant humiliation from her husband. After a very angry argument between both they decide not to buy the villa and were about to leave when Juliette enters.

After a brief witty discussion with the couple, Juliette reveals the price at which she wants to sell the villa, i.e., two hundred thousand francs. Gaston doesn 't agree and is about to leave when Jeanne wants to have a look around the villa. Jeanne wants to see the upper floor Gaston doesn 't joins them.

Here is introduced the climax of the story which gives it an extremely interesting turn. Mrs Al Smith arrives to look at the villa. She mistakes Gaston as the owner of the villa. Here is when Gaston deceives her and sells her the villa for 3,00,000 francs. Later, when Mrs Al Smith takes a leave after presenting Gaston the cheque, Gaston is amazed and very impressed with himself on striking such a good deal.

The next part of the play shows change in the attitude of Gaston when the ladies come back after taking a tour of the entire house. This time the tables have turned when Jeanne indicates that she has lost the idea of buying the villa but Gaston desires to buy the villa for 2,00,000 francs. Juliette is still unaware that Gaston has sold the villa to Mrs Al smith. So, she is amazed at the eagerness with which Gaston offers to buy the villa the very next day.  This ingenuity of Gaston is later discovered by Jeanne. This play clearly depicts how a good businessman does not ever let go of any profitable situation from his hands.

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Purva , added an answer, on 22/8/12

Actually na i  think  gaston is god and jeanne is the goddess of 

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.your head and my foot !!!!! LOL

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Rer , added an answer, on 28/8/12

 JULIETT is an asss

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Chintu , added an answer, on 1/9/12

actualy ppl janne want 's to buy the house as she is bored of the old house and she wanted to buy the house frm a long time. but according to gaston she wants to buy the house for her parents and her sister 's daughter.

i am sure tat this is the ri8 answer

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dipnarayan.roy... From Psbb Millennium School Omr, added an answer, on 14/9/12

thanks a lot

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Venkat Pavan , added an answer, on 16/8/12

 hey for how much did juliette buy the villa?

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Shalini , added an answer, on 26/8/12

 I DON 'T KNOW

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Dev From Maxfort School, added an answer, on 25/8/12
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its a very interesting chapter.

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Aakansha From Kendriya Vidyalaya, added an answer, on 22/8/12
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u can go for the summary wich iz available here.try out.

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bharat.karnani6... From Satluj Public School, added an answer, on 23/7/12

not so good

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Sarthak Prajapati From Delhi International School, added an answer, on 27/9/11

Thanks Sharmarani for telling such a wonderful summary ...

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Shivani Sharma From Goodley Public School, added an answer, on 20/9/11
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 @sharma rani awesome answer..

<3<3

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R4nd0m R3t4rd From Psbb Hs School, added an answer, on 16/9/11

 @dilnaz : pls improve ur english dude!!! otherwise nice answer!! GOOD JOB!!

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R4nd0m R3t4rd From Psbb Hs School, added an answer, on 16/9/11

 @ sharmani : she actually doesnt want to buy it for her parents but for her own sake .  OR MAYBE IM WRONG!!!! its just my perspective!!  very good answers !!

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Sufiyan Saifudheen From The Model School, added an answer, on 4/10/11

 very convincing

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Shagufta_ali15 From The Asian School, added an answer, on 6/6/12

i read this lesson recently it was awesome i needed this summary for my project thank u so much

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Gurpreet , added an answer, on 31/7/12

 there was a madam who was incharge of at he house.she had a maid with her. and she was thinking of selling her house.but unfortunately no one bought the house. one day a couple came to buy the house. so the owner went with the lady to show the house. atlast she planned to buy the house. but her husband was not willing to buy a costly house to her mother & father. at that time a actress came to buy the house. but the owner was inside the house and the visitor 's husband was only ther out. so that lady thought that he was the owner of the house and so she was telling the rate to him and was talking for a long time and he liked the idea of selling this house and getting money. so he also accepted for it. but this was known to this lady.

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Aala , added an answer, on 25/7/12

Villa for sale is a drama written by Sacha Guitry. In this drama Juliette puts up her villa for sale.some customers come to see the villa but they do not buy it. after almost a month, Juliette gets a call saying a lady will come to buy it. a french couple Gaston and Jeanne come to take a look at the villa. while waiting for the owner of the villa, gaston indicater that he has no intention of buying a villa.
Juliette enters and gives a complete discription of the villa.after much bargaining Juliette reduces the price from 2,50,000 francks to 2,00,000 francks.
gaston doesn 't agree and is about to leave when Jeanne wants to have a look around the villa. Jeanne wants to see the upper floor Gaton doesn 't joins them.
Mrs al Smith arrives to look at the villa. she mistakes Gaston as the owner of the villa. She buys the villa for 3,00,000 francks.
When Jeanne returns after looking at the top floor,she indicates that she has lost the idea of buying the villa but Gaston desires to buy the villa for 2,00,000 francks.Juliette is still unaware that Gaston has sold the villa to mrs al smith. Gaston 's ingenuitnity is later discovered by Jeanne.
Villa for sale is nothing but just about a woman( Juliette) who sells her house to a couple in hastiness,and Mr.Gatson who buys the house sells it to another american who assumes Gatson to be the husband of juliette when his wife Jeanne and Juliette go to inspect the top floor of the house. it is all about the tricky minded Gatson.

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Aala , added an answer, on 25/7/12

good summary but you didn 't mention why jeanne wants to buy? it 's for her parents and sisters

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Abhirami , added an answer, on 14/7/12

 i  so  good  .it 's   short  and crispy

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Kalu Kalu From D R P Convent Public School, added an answer, on 8/8/12

 villa for sale is a drama written by Sacha Guitry. In this drama Juliette puts up her villa for sale.some customers come to see the villa but they do not buy it. after almost a month, Juliette gets a call saying a lady will come to buy it. a french couple Gaston and Jeanne come to take a look at the villa. while waiting for the owner of the villa, gaston indicater that he has no intention of buying a villa. 
Juliette enters and gives a complete discription of the villa.after much bargaining Juliette reduces the price from 2,50,000 francks to 2,00,000 francks.
gaston doesn 't agree and is about to leave when Jeanne wants to have a look around the villa. Jeanne wants to see the upper floor Gaton doesn 't joins them.
Mrs al Smith arrives to look at the villa. she mistakes Gaston as the owner of the villa. She buys the villa for 3,00,000 francks.
When Jeanne returns after looking at the top floor,she indicates that she has lost the idea of buying the villa but Gaston desires to buy the villa for 2,00,000 francks.Juliette is still unaware that Gaston has sold the villa to mrs al smith. Gaston 's ingenuitnity is later discovered by Jeanne.
Villa for sale is nothing but just about a woman( Juliette) who sells her house to a couple in hastiness,and Mr.Gatson who buys the house sells it to another american who assumes Gatson to be the husband of juliette when his wife Jeanne and Juliette go to inspect the top floor of the house. it is all about the tricky minded Gatson.

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