Sunday, April 18, 2010

Refund - Fritz Karinthy

The play refund is full of humour which deals with an extraordinarily ludicrous situation. The main character in the play is Wasserkopf. He is forty years old. He could not get any employment and wherever he went the people told him that he is fit for nothing and nothing worth while he has learnt when he was studying.
One day he met a Lederer and asked him about his business. When the Lederer told him about foreign exchange and Hungarian money, he was not able to understand anything and started asking questions about foreign exchange to the Lederer. For which the Lederer said when you don’t know the silly thing what have you studied, you better go to your school and get your tuition fees back. Wasserkopf who was jobless and didn’t have any finance, this idea sounded something beneficial to him and so he went to the school where he studied once.
When he asks for the refund of his tuition fees, the principal is shocked because after eighteen years he has come to the school thinking that he has learnt nothing worthwhile and so he can get his tuition fees back.
The principal is in a peculiar situation now and he calls for an urgent meeting with all other staff members. They decided to keep a re-examination for Wasserkopf and agreed that whatever answers he gives weather it is right or wrong they will prove him right. One by one each teacher questions him and justified his wrong answer to be correct one and they mark him excellent. Though Wasserkopf gives wrong answers and use abuse words to each teacher, they don’t show their anger because they have to prove him as an excellent student to chuck him out.
At least the mathematics master asks him a difficult question and an easy question. For the easy question he gives wrong answer and the master gets angry and says that he has failed on his examination so he should be given his tuition fees back. The master says that we have decided to give you your tuition fees back and now can you tell as the exact amount which we have to give you. Wasserkopf without knowing that he is going to fall into their trap gives them the list of exact amount. So the mathematics master says that was my difficult question to give the exact amount of your tuition fees for which you gave the right answer.
Now he is proved excellent in the entire subject and they throw him out without allowing him to say anything further. The play is full of humour and full of ludicrous situation. It also shows the ability of the teachers to manage the situation and how they tackle Wasserkopf without spoiling the reputation of their school.

38 comments:

vivek said...

can u plzz mail me the exact play in my email id bekhamkakarulz@gmail.com??

I woul be highly obliged !!

sanatansaraf said...

can u pls send me the play in my email id sanatan_saraf@yahoo.co.in
I would really appreciate that.
Thanks

Raj Rao said...

plz mail me on rajj.rao@gmail.com

thanks
am waiting
I would really appreciate it.

Rasheed said...

I have read it long back. can you please email me at itsrasheed@hotmail.com

Suchitha said...

Hey!!!!! Could you please mail the script to me???? 's_brisingr@yahoo.com' I would really apreciate it if you coudl... Thank you

Sidharth said...

HEY! could you PLEASE email me the script if you have it? I'm dying to read it! Please send it to sid040691@gmail.com.

Abhishek said...

hi, can you please email the script to me. i really want to read it. my email id is abhishekmegotia@gmail.com

Manish said...

Thanxs dude.... tmrw is my exam & this will help me alot... once again, thank u very much:-)

Shiana said...

Hey.... can u email d script to me please? shiana3039@gmail.com

ARUN said...

hey can you send it to me by mail.. please.. arun09cmc@yahoo.in

2d3d8a94-af67-11e0-b950-000bcdcb471e said...

I would love to get a copy of it for me too. In fact we acted this play in 1965 in Nagpur India. It would be a great pleasure to read it all over again. Thanks a million. My email kirit8@aol.com

Sheila Rohini said...

Me too!!!
sheilagopala@gmail.com

FORGOTTEN said...

I have been searching for the full script for last 5 years. Can you email me a copy to kpkinusa@yahoo.com ? Thanks a lot in advance.

purbali sarkar said...

pls can u email me the full script..its vry urgent..thanx ...my id is purbalisarkar69@gmail.com

Abhigyan said...

The same cause here too.. I've done the play years ago.. Your blog has made me think i should read it all over again.

It would be great if you could send it across to abhigyan.mundhra@gmail.com

Husain Kapadia said...

It is really a humourous play... I have read it in my school days...in XIth class, and now in the second year of the college I was told to select a one act play and write a review on it and suddenly I remebered of this play and searching a review on the net I found this review and this will surely help me in writing my review in a better way...:)
Thank you.

siddu said...

can any one mail me the full script please...
it's very urgent
my mail mak.eagles@gmail.com

sandhya said...

plz mail me this story plz i want to enact it
sandhya
my email id is sandhya.dhavala@gmail.com

Neil said...

I read this play back in school, unfortunately I lost my textbook later and have since been looking for a copy. Could you please mail it to me at ngtrueblue@gmail.com
Thanks a million.

Judy for Jesus Christ said...

Whoever wants the script plz send your mail id's to mine; queeninteg91@yahoo.co.in please mention the subject as refund.

losii said...

Can u pliz mail me the full play.my e-mail is losiieshena@gmail.com

NAATAKWALA SANDEEP said...

Can u pls send me the play in my email ID: sandeepartist@gmail.com
I would really appreciate that.
Thanks

Sagnik Chakraborty said...

can u plz send the vdo in mi e-mail id it's sagnik7896@gmail.com

hemanth kumar said...

We enacted this play in my school Dramatic competition ..oh boy didn't we nail it.

Jayshree Singh said...

please send me the script of the whole play on my email ID - dr.jayshree.singh@gmail.com

I need to frame questions from the script for the examination paper

saumya priya said...

plz mail it to me as well!!
findsaumyahere@gmail.com

Honest Iago said...

It has always been a favorite. I played Wasserkopf when we mounted it in 1974, way back in sixth Form. Will love to do an adaptation of it. Please email me the script - arayusuf@gmail.com.

Andy said...

kindly mail it to me as well at
anderson_@rediffmail.com

Krishnakumar M K said...

please send me the script of the whole play on my email ID mk.krishnakumar@yahoo.com

Benafsha Irani said...

Please could u send me the script on my e-mail id benafirani@gmail.com..........Thanks a billion\

Surya Arora said...

Please can you email me the script at arora3795@gmail.com, thanks a lot

Dr Suman Mukhopadhyay said...

Thanks for your comments. I would like to have a copy of the original script. Can you pls email me at suman_nitie@rediffmail.com? I shall remain obliged

soundharya sundhar said...

pls mail me this script immediately. my mail id is soundharyasundhar95@gmail.com

Seena Pullani said...

pls mail me this script immediately. my mail id is seenaraf@gmail.com

tanu nebia said...

Can I use this post as a critical analysis of the play Refund?

Milan Sinha said...

If any 1 want the original script request in my blog - www.scenaz.blogspot.in

Information said...

Nice post

Shaurya Sharma said...

I have the play with me...... Anyone wants it?.

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