The hard-up should certainly repair to The One-Word Emotional State: Blasted, Cleansed, Crave, Frozen. Very abundant in the 90s, when you had to be Sarah Kane (or a bit like her).
But if raising a stink in Sloane Square is your priority, try The Provocation: Shopping and Fucking, Fucking Men, Fat Christ, I Licked a Slag's Deodorant. It's not just about bad language – you can use blasphemy, political incorrectness, gross-out or even conceptual provocation. Guaranteed to date badly, The Provocation will have you heralded as enfant terrible or, if you're unlucky, just plain infantile.
Monday, August 10, 2009
A Guide to Naming Plays
Robin Booth breaks it down in the Guardian. Here are some examples: