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David Mamet Teaches Dramatic Writing

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Teaches Dramatic Writing

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. In his writing class, he’ll teach you the rules of drama, the nuances of dialogue, and the skills to develop your own voice and create your masterpiece.


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Class Sample
1. Introduction
2. Purpose of Drama
3. Purpose of Drama (Cont'd)
4. Dramatic Rules
5. Dramatic Rules (Cont'd)
6. Story Ideas
7. Character
8. Plot
9. Structuring the Plot
10. Structuring the Plot (Cont'd)
11. Case Study: Structuring the Plot - American Buffalo
12. Case Study: Structuring the Plot - Glengarry Glen Ross
13. Dialogue
14. Dialogue (Cont'd)
15. Narration & Exposition
16. Scenes
17. Writing Process
18. Writing Process (Cont'd)
19. The Audience
20. Lies & Truth
21. Lies & Truth (Cont'd)
22. Actors
23. Actors (Cont'd)
24. Life of a Dramatist
25. Life of a Dramatist (Cont'd)
26. Closing

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David Mamet

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