Acting and How to Survive it


‘Acting and How to Survive It' is exactly what Kiwi (and Aussie) actors need as they try to make their way in Show Business. I am going to recommend that all actors, anywhere, read it. Peter is a very fine actor and teacher, and over 20 years teaching acting he’s developed his own approach to things. It comes from somebody who is a very experienced practitioner….

Peter is also a terrific writer... Jam packed with all sorts of good advice - stories, anecdotes, tips - it’s got everything.

After you’ve read it you’ve got no excuses in understanding what a demanding and challenging business it is to work in, but you will also come out feeling inspired and full of enthusiasm for the craft of acting. The way Peter attacks things is incredibly useful …there’s an enormous amount of common sense and useful suggestions in the book. I think it’s one of the most important books written about acting, anywhere.

Peter Hambleton, Actor, on Radio NZ National, 14/12/20

You can also buy Acting and How to Survive it from these book sellers:


Auckland University Campus Shop
Kate Edger Information Commons Building
Level 1, 2 Alfred Street, Auckland Central 1010

Unity Books Auckland
19 High Street, Auckland, 1010

Dear Reader Bookshop
436 Richmond Rd, Grey Lynn, Auckland 1021


Poppies Hamilton
307 Barton Street, Hamilton Central 3204


Wardini Books
16 Te Mata Road, Havelock North


Bruce McKenzie Booksellers
37 George Street, Palmerston North


Unity Books Wellington
Willbank House, 57 Willis Street, Wellington Central, Wellington 6011

Vic Books – two locations in Wellington
Easterfield Building, 1 Kelburn Parade, Victoria University of Wellington, Kelburn, Wellington 6012
Rutherford House, 27 Lambton Quay, Victoria University of Wellington, Pipitea, Wellington 6011

Schrödinger’s Books
137 Jackson Street, Petone, Wellington 5012


Scorpio Books
120 Hereford Street, Christchurch 8011


University Book Shop
378 Great King St, Dunedin North 9016

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