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Sixteen is a play by Aimée (1887-1981) and Philip Stuart wriiten in 1943. It is the study of the impact on an adolescent girl of her mother’s remarriage.

The original text

Some sources state the date of the play as 194* but there is evidence that it had already been published in 1934. [1]. This is supported by the fact that the play was produced in Cape Town in 1935 by the Little Theatre Players.

Translations and adaptations

It was translated and given a South African topography by Leonie Pienaar, entitled Sestien.

Performance history in South Africa

1935: Presented by the Little Theatre Players at the Little Theatre, directed by Marjoerie Southwell-Sander in June.

1941: Produced by Pienaar and presented by the speech-training students of the University of Cape Town, featuring Hester Potgieter, Juliana Oosthuizen, Lily Sarembock, Grace Bernberg. Décor devised by Décor Club, executed by Cecil Pym. First night Sept 18 1941.

1945: Produced in English by Dorothy Kendal Grimston for the Rondebosch Parish Dramatic Society, 1945. Cast Madeleine Legge, Gordon Bridger, Diana Johnson, James March, Pat Embling and Nan Hobson.


Inskip, 1972. p.120.

Trek, 26 September 1941, 19.

Trek, 19(12):24, 1945.

IMDb [2].

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