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Dialogue: The Art of Verbal Action for Page, Stage, and Screen

At a Glance

  • Anyone looking to make an impact with their dialogue
  • Deconstruct classic scenes to learn from their dialogue
  • Learn from one of the top screenwriting gurus

Robert McKee's popular writing workshops have earned him an international reputation. The list of alumni with Oscars runs off the page. The cornerstone of his program is his definitive book, "Story," which has defined how we talk about the art of story creation. Now, in DIALOGUE, McKee offers the same in-depth analysis for how characters speak on the screen, on the stage, and on the page in believable and engaging ways. 

From "Macbeth" to "Breaking Bad," McKee deconstructs key scenes to illustrate the strategies and techniques of dialogue. DIALOGUE applies a framework of incisive thinking to instruct the prospective writer on how to craft artful, impactful speech. Famous McKee Alumni, include Peter Jackson, Jane Campion, Geoffrey Rush, Paul Haggis, the writing team for Pixar, and many others.

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Meet the Author: Robert McKee

Robert McKee, a Fulbright Scholar, is unique among writing mentors. No matter what your writing credentials or story medium, your next project calls for an absolute command of creative decisions. With his distinctive blend of award-winning scholarship, professional acting, and directing experience and craft knowledge across all media, Robert McKee helps writers think beyond formula and take the best story decisions of their career – be it in cinema, literature, theater or television.

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