So You Want To Be...? series

Practical guides to a range of careers in the performing arts, written by practitioners with a wealth of knowledge and expertise in their field.

Each guide looks in detail at what the work involves, with plenty of personal insights and practical tips on how to succeed - an invaluable resource to those considering a career in the performing arts, as well as anyone wishing to know more about a particular field.

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So You Want To Act On Screen?

An accessible and authoritative guide to developing a successful career as a screen actor.

So You Want To Be A Corporate Actor?

A practical guide for actors who want to work in the corporate sector, by a veteran with over 1400 corporate events to his credit.

So You Want To Be A Playwright?

How to write a play and get it produced - a manual for playwrights.

So You Want To Be A Theatre Designer?

The definitive guide to designing for theatre – by an award-winning designer with over 160 productions to his name.

So You Want To Be A Theatre Director?

A hands-on, step-by-step guide to directing plays – by one of Britain's leading theatre directors.

So You Want To Be A Theatre Producer?

A comprehensive guide to every aspect of producing a show, from raising the money to creating a hit. Revised and updated.

So You Want To Be A TV Presenter?

A practical, vocational guide to starting a career on TV as a presenter.

So You Want To Be An Actor?

A handbook for aspiring actors by two of the best-known names in British theatre and television.

So You Want To Be In Musicals?

An insider's guide to achieving that dream career – by one of the brightest stars in musical theatre.

So You Want To Do A Solo Show?

A unique guide to every aspect of putting on your own solo show: choosing the subject, raising the finance, booking the venue - and performing it!

So You Want To Go To Drama School?

The essential guide to getting into drama school.

So You Want To Work In Theatre?

An essential guide for young people who want to work in the theatre - but aren't sure exactly what they want to do, or how to get to do it. By the Education and Training Editor of The Stage.

So You Want To Write Radio Drama?

A practical guide to writing radio drama and getting it produced, by a leading radio dramatist and a hugely experienced radio drama producer who have both created award-winning dramas for the BBC.