- There are many one-word play titles, but the shortest are probablyEh? (1964) by Henry Livings (1929 - 98) and X (1972)by Barry Reckford. T. W. Robertson specialized in one-word titlessuch as Ours (1866), Caste (1867), Play (1868), and School (1869). Among contemporary writers, Jim Cartwright has achieved notable brevity with Road (1986), Bed (1989), and Two (formerly To; 1989). see also longest titles.