25 Oct 2018

BA English One Act Play Something to Talk About by Eden Philpotts



One Act Play          Something to Talk About

                                                                      by Eden Philpotts

Characters:
1. Wolf: a famous burglar who have unmatched qualities in burglary
2. Lord Redchester: the owner of the Tudor Mansion
3.Lady Redchester: the wife of Lord Redchester
4.Guy Sydney: a young boy ,the son of Lord Redchester, who is fan of Wolf
5. Lettice Sydney: sister of Guy Sydney,she is also a fan of Wolf
6. Uncle Bishop: the brother of Lord Redchester and a priest in a church
7. Preston: a butler in the house

                           Time: The morning of Christmas

  اس کہانی کا مرکزی کردار ایک مشہور زمانہ چور ہےجو کرسمس کی صبحُ تین بجے لارڈ رڈ چسٹر کے گھر نقب لگانے کے لیے داخل ہو جاتا ہے۔ولف جدید ہتھیار سے لیس ہے اور ان کی مدد سے سیف کھولنے لگ پڑتا ہے۔تھو ڑی دیر بعد وہاں پر گائے سڈنی آ جاتا ہے جب وہ ولف کو دیکھتا ہے تو خوشی سے اُچھلنے لگ جاتا ہے ۔ کیونکہ وہ وُلف کا بہت بڑا فین ہوتا ہے۔کُچھ دیر بعد وہاں پر لیٹس سڈنی بھی آ جاتی ہے۔وہ وُلف کے ساتھ کافی ما نوس ہو جاتی ہے۔آہستہ آہستہ سارا خاندان وہاں 
پر آ جاتا ہے۔ 
جب وُلف سیف کو کھولنے میں ناکام ہو جاتا ہے تو  لارڈ ریڈ چسٹر اپنی مسسز کی فرمائش پر اُس کو پاس ورڈ بتا دیتا ہے۔وُلف سیف کھولتا ہے اور اندر سے تمام قیمتی تحائف نکال لیتا ہے۔جب خاندان دیکھتا ہے کہ اب تحائف اُن کے ہاتھ سے نکل رہے ہیں تو اُن کے اندر کا حریص انسان بیدار ہو جاتا ہے۔وہ وُلف کو جزباتی بلیک میل کرنا شروع کر دیتے ہیں۔ یہاں تک کہ پادری بھی اپنا ٹرمپ کارڈ چلاتا ہے اور وُلف کو ساتھ والے گھر چوری کرنے کی دعوت دیتا ہے
Something to talk aboutوُلف کے جانے کی بعد تمام خاندان خوشی سے قہقہ لگاتے ہیں اور کہتے ہیں  


Points to Remember:

1.At 3 A.M in the morning, a famous burglar wolf enters in Tudor Mansion to steal the precious gifts
2. Redchester s' family is a wealthy family that is passing a very dull and boring life,they have nothing to talk about
3.Wolf starts opening the safe,in the meanwhile Preston,the cook comes there and Wolf ties him up
4.After sometime Guy Sydney comes there Wolf got his hand up,soon they get familiar
5.On his request ,Wolf allows him to call his sister Lettice who is very beautiful and a big fan of Wolf
6. Lettice comes there and gets familiar with Wolf,they start enjoying his act of theft
7.Soon Lord Redchester comes there and joins the party and starts enjoying
8.On the request of Lord Redchester, Wolf allows them to call Lady Redchester there
9.The whole family gathers there and starts enjoying the scene of opening the safe
10.Ultimately the safe is opened by applying the password which is told by Lord Redchester
11. Wolf takes out all the precious gifts and starts putting them in his bag
12.Now the greedy nature of the rich family awakes and they wish Wolf to leave their gifts
13.Uncle Bishop,a priest in a church uses his trump card and urges Wolf to break into their neighbour s' home 
14.Wolf is urged and and after leaving the gifts goes away.
15.After his departure , the whole family cackle loudly and says,"At last,we have something to talk about."


                             One Answer to all questions
It is a comic and funny play full of comic situations and elements.It tells us about a wealthy family who is the severe victim of monotony of life.They have nothing to talk about.They are passing a very bore life.Their reactions to a burglar at their home create humour for the readers.

Sydney family is living a life of luxury.On the morning of Christmas ,at 3 am, a famous burglar Wolf enters in their home to steal away their precious gifts of Christmas. Generally , it is expected that people raise hue and cry on seeing a thief at their home.But here the situation becomes very funny and comic,when the whole family treats him as a movie star.

Wolf tries to open the safe and he is equipped with latest weapons and technology.First Guy Sydney comes and becomes familiar with the burglar.After that Lettice comes and adds charm in the scene.Then come Lord Redchester and Lady Redchester and start enjoying  the scene.When Wolf fails in opening the safe,they tell him the pass word.Wolf takes out all the precious gifts from the safe and starts putting them into his bag.

After that the greedy nature of the wealthy family awakes and they try to hijack the Wolf emotionally.Usually a priest shows the right path to the perverted people but here Bishop,the brother of Lord Redchester,plays his trump card and saves his gifts. He tempts the Wolf to perform an act of burglary in their newcomer neighbour s' home.The Wolf is tempted and goes away leaving all the precious gifts of the family.After his departure the whole family cackle loudly saying, 'At last they have something to talk about.'

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