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Anand Patidar from CARMEL CONVENT SCHOOL, asked a question
Subject: English , asked on 29/7/13

what is a summary of drama villa for sale?

Ishan Goyal From Dav School Phillaur, added an answer, on 2/7/12
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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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Maulik Patel From Doha Modern Indian School, added an answer, on 9/7/12
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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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Jahanvi From Ch Chhabil Dass Public School, added an answer, on 29/7/13
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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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Vaibhav From Modern Vidya Niketan, added an answer, on 1/9/16
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Juliette wishes to sell her villa but is really disappointed that no prospective customers walked that way. The sign ‘For Sale’ has been there since a month but the villa appeared not to interest anyone. Juliette confesses to her maid that she was so fed up that she would do anything to get the wretched place off her hands. She starts doubting whether it was sensible to ask for two hundred thousand francs. The villa was located near French Hollywood and was in reasonable condition but no one seemed interested to buy it. Meanwhile the maid requests Juliette to give her an off since she had been offered the role of a maid in a movie. Juliette is surprised to discover that the maid was going to earn a hundred francs just for a day’s work. The maid surprises Juliette by suggesting that even she could act as a cook and earn quite a bit of money. Juliette is amazed to know that the entire locality was busy taking up one role or the other in movies. 
As Juliette retires for relaxation, two customers, Jeanne and Gaston are ushered in by the maid. They are a young couple. From their conversation, it is evident that the wife Jeanne is more eager to buy the villa. She wants to buy it for her parents and her sister’s family. Gaston is very business-minded, very shrewd and he is least interested in making any investment for his wife’s family. Meanwhile Juliette makes an appearance. She pretends to be very proud of her villa and single handedly announces that the villa perfectly suited the personality of the customers. She flatters the young couple, calls them ‘exceptional’ that the villa was according to their taste. Juliette hikes up the price and then brings it down to two hundred thousand francs and pretends to do a favour to the couple. Gaston is totally irritated by now and makes it very clear that he has no intention of purchasing the villa. As they are leaving, Jeanne expresses a desire to see the upper floor. Both Juliette and Jeanne go upstairs. 
Gaston is busy cribbing when the maid ushers in another customer, Mrs Al Smith. Mrs Al Smith mistakes Gaston to be the owner of the villa and expresses her desire to buy the villa. Initially Gaston just wiles away the conversation but his business-instincts are aroused when he discovers that Mrs Al Smith is really interestedin buying the villa. Mrs Al Smith was an actress. She wanted to buy this villa to make a new house near Hollywood. She has loads of money but has no time to inspect the house or go in details. Gaston quotes three hundred thousand and to his utmost surprise the lady hands him the cheque and makes a quick departure. In the meantime Jeanne and Juliette come back. Jeanne is astounded to discover that within a short while Gaston has changed his mind. He gives a cheque of two hundred thousand to Juliette and walks out, smiling to himself, with his wife. The transaction had been quite worthwhile, chuckled Gaston to himself.
 
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Yogendra From Arwachin Bharti Bhawan Sr Sec Sch, added an answer, on 25/8/16
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  • villa oye nacho sare g phaadk 
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Neelima From Gayathri Central School, added an answer, on 20/9/16
Jeanne wanted to buy a villa for her papa and mama
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Sunny From R E D Sr Sec School, added an answer, on 12/7/14

why does jeanne want to buy a villa?

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Rashi Singh From Apeejay School, added an answer, on 29/7/13
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Aman Vaid , added an answer, on 16/9/15
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Villa for sale
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Urvashi From Himalaya International School, added an answer, on 20/9/15
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 yes ,to cheack her extra knowledge.
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