Brain: A Play of the Whole Earth

TitleBrain: A Play of the Whole Earth
Year for Search1930
AuthorsBritton, Lionel [Erskine Nimmo](1887-1971)
Pagination129 pp.
Date Published1930
PublisherG. P. Putnam's Sons
Place PublishedLondon & New York
KeywordsEnglish author, Male author
Annotation

Dystopia. A giant brain built in the Sahara comes to control the entire world followed by a catastrophe when a Dark Star that the Brain cannot control destroys the Earth. The play opens with a discussion, between the Librarian of the British Museum, a conservative, and a professor of philosophy, who is more open to alternatives, of a manuscript, obviously Britton’s Hunger and Love (1931), and why it will be difficult to get it published.

Info Notes

The play was first performed at the Savoy Theatre, London, by the Masses Guild, April 27, 1930, directed by W. L. Gibson-Cowan. The author’s papers are held at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. 

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Author Note

(1887-1971)

Full Text

1930 Britton, Lionel [Erskine Nimmo] (1887-1971). Brain: A Play of the Whole Earth. London & New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons. First performed at the Savoy Theatre, London, by the Masses Guild, April 27, 1930, directed by W. L. Gibson-Cowan. The author’s papers are held at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. DLC, PSt

Dystopia. A giant brain built in the Sahara comes to control the entire world followed by a catastrophe when a Dark Star that the Brain cannot control destroys the Earth. The play opens with a discussion, between the Librarian of the British Museum, a conservative, and a professor of philosophy, who is more open to alternatives, of a manuscript, obviously Britton’s Hunger and Love (1931), and why it will be difficult to get it published.