FYI: David Mamet, one of America's preeminent playwrights and screenwriters, will be teaching a course on Dramatic Writing over at MasterClass this spring. Featuring 25 video lessons and a downloadable workbook, the course will take you through Mamet's "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." The cost is $90. It's not every day that you can get inside the creative process of the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of Glengarry Glen Ross. So perhaps it's money well spent.

As we've previously mentioned, MasterClass has enlisted other accomplished figures to teach courses on their craft--eg, Steve Martin does comedyWerner Herzog, filmmakingAaron Sorkin, screenwritingChristina Aguilera, singing, and Frank Gehry, architecture, to name a few. You can browse their complete list of courses here. And watch a trailer for Mamet's course above.

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  • Todd Brogowski says:

    Is this advertised content or is it meant to be a free open course, like most of the good stuff posted here? If it is advertised, could you be more transparent about it? Thanks!

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