Accent on Youth

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Accent on Youth is a play written by American playwright Samson Raphaelson [1] (1894-1983).

The play debuted on Christmas Day, 1934. The plot concerns a lazy, middle-aged playwright who is spurred to write by his new young secretary.

The original text

Translations and adaptations

The play has been filmed several times, the first in 1935.

Performance history in South Africa

1937: Presented by the Cape Town Repertory Theatre Society at the Little Theatre in August, directed by George Vollaire.

1941: George Vollaire produced Accent on Youth with the Pretoria Repertory Players.

1948: Produced by the Brian Brooke Company at the Hofmeyr Hall, Cape Town, starring Cynthia Klette and Leo Britt.


Inskip, 1972. p.122.

Brooke 1978. p.176.

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