Summary of David Mamet’s Masterclass on Dramatic Writing

Masterclass Notes
5 min readJul 27, 2021

22 key takeaways from the Pulitzer winner playwright of Glengarry Glen Ross
  1. Drama is a form of myth. Myth is a poetic statement of an unverifiable reality. It’s not false but merely unverifiable. It’s a language that is ideological and works by seduction.
  2. Drama defines the clan. There’s nothing that coalesces people like a good story and a…