Spacetime Inn

TitleSpacetime Inn
Year for Search1932
AuthorsBritton, Lionel [Erskine Nimmo](1887-1971)
Pagination103 pp.
Date Published1932
PublisherG. P. Putnam
Place PublishedLondon & New York
KeywordsEnglish author, Male author
Annotation

Play set outside of time with two cockney men who have won the “sweep” together with Shakespeare, Bernard Shaw, Dr. Johnson, Karl Marx, Napoleon, Queen Victoria, the Queen of Sheba, and Eve. Napoleon and the two queens are presented as having extremely narrow views of the world. The others are somewhat caricatured, but there is serious debate, particularly between Shaw and Marx with occasional involvement by Shakespeare and Johnson, over whether and/or how to improve the lot of men like the two cockneys. Eve presents a eutopia of the simple enjoyment of life.

Info Notes

The author’s papers are held at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. 

Holding Institutions

NNU, PU

Author Note

(1887-1917)

Full Text

1932 Britton, Lionel [Erskine Nimmo] (1887-1971). Spacetime Inn. London & New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons. 103 pp. The author’s papers are held at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. NNU, PU

Play set outside of time with two cockney men who have won the “sweep” together with Shakespeare, Bernard Shaw, Dr. Johnson, Karl Marx, Napoleon, Queen Victoria, the Queen of Sheba, and Eve. Napoleon and the two queens are presented as having extremely narrow views of the world. The others are somewhat caricatured, but there is serious debate, particularly between Shaw and Marx with occasional involvement by Shakespeare and Johnson, over whether and/or how to improve the lot of men like the two cockneys. Eve presents a eutopia of the simple enjoyment of life.