David Mamet Teaches Dramatic Writing in this MasterClass


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In this MasterClass with David Mamet, you will learn to write great drama

David Mamet sat in on a poker game full of thieves and left with the inspiration for American Buffalo. Now, the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of Glengarry Glen Ross takes you through his process for turning life's strangest moments into dramatic art. He'll teach you the rules of drama, the nuances of dialogue, and the skills to develop your own voice and create your masterpiece.

David Mamet's MasterClass Lesson Plan

  1. Introduction
  2. Purpose of Drama
  3. Dramatic Rules
  4. Story Ideas
  5. Character
  6. Plot
  7. Structuring the Plot
  8. Case Study: Structuring the Plot of “American Buffalo
  9. Case Study: Structuring the Plot of “Glengarry Glen Ross”
  10. Dialogue
  11. Narrative and Exposition
  12. Scenes and Writing Process
  13. The Audience
  14. Lies and Truth
  15. Actors
  16. Life of Dramatist
  17. Closing


What is included in a MasterClass membership?

Membership includes access to an incredible catalog of 100+ classes taught by the world’s best on cooking, leadership, photography, writing, and more. Each class includes around 20 video lessons that are 10 minutes long on average, along with an in-depth workbook. You also get access to our smartphone and TV apps, offline lessons, our member’s only newsletter, and our dynamic community of members around the world.

How much does David Mamet's MasterClass cost?

The annual membership is $180 and provides unlimited access to all classes and new classes as they launch. All MasterClass memberships include access to our mobile and TV apps, high-definition videos, and downloadable class workbooks.


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