Doubt, a more recent play, names itself after the theme of the play. While at some point in time this might have been frowned upon (should Shakespeare have called Hamlet "Indecision?"), these days, high school English teachers are overmatched by the reductive power of text messaging and YouTube. As a playwright that is alive, you are well-served to consider the theme of your play as its title. It will only help underpaid teachers explain what the hell is going on.
The Odd Couple is such a good title they turned it into a TV show. Write that down.
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Playwright's Take Notice
Matt Freeman is speaking ex cathedra once again. All take notice of Mr. Freeman's epistle on The Naming of Plays: