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The Raft Summary
John Pepper Clark

Everything you need to understand or teach The Raft by John Pepper Clark.

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The Raft Summary


The Raft is the third play in a trilogy by John Pepper Clark. With the other plays-Song of a Goat (1961) and The Masquerade-the trilogy was published under the title Three Plays by Oxford University Press in 1964. Clark wrote both The Masquerade and The Raft in the United States while on a fellowship to Princeton University from 1962 to 1963, one of the few positive outcomes of the experience The Raft is often regarded by critics as the least solid of the plays in the trilogy, and they have given it mixed reviews. It is not often performed because of the difficulties in staging the play. The first production was in 1964 at the University of Ibadan (Nigeria) Arts Theatre.

The Raft focuses on four lumbermen who face numerous problems after the raft they are on is set adrift in unusual circumstances. Despite the fact that some of the men have experience in...

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