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Acting and How to Survive it – 2nd Edition NOTE: This is for sale in New Zealand ONLY


‘Acting and How to Survive’ it is exactly what Kiwi (and Aussie) actors need as they try to make their way in Show Business. A highly regarded actor, director, writer, casting director and acting tutor who runs boutique acting school Actors Lab Studio in Auckland, Peter has spent two decades working in NZ and Australia to develop an approach that combines the best of traditional knowledge with the very latest practical know-how. He doesn’t shy away from the hard truths about just how challenging it is to make a career in acting, but his writing is entertaining, full of passion for the craft, and truly insightful about creativity in all its forms. Peter’s book is so chock-full of local relevance, good advice, fascinating quotes, funny and perceptive anecdotes, practical suggestions, good ideas and so many pearls of wisdom, that if you are serious about acting, you’re sure to keep it by your side for a long time.
Peter Hambleton, Actor, on Radio NZ National

A generous and impressive read, well-written, entertaining and packed with invaluable information.
Karen McMillan, NZ BookLovers

Peter is a very gifted actor who will always be genuinely interested in exploring his work and finding new approaches to it, and opening this out to his fellow actors.
Cicely Berry, OBE, Voice Director, Royal Shakespeare Company


  Click here to listen to Peter Feeney’s interview on RNZ

Where to buy Acting and How to Survive it


1. From your local bookstore (click here for a list of stockists)

You can buy Acting and How to Survive it from all of 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


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

…or choose an option below to buy online.

2. From (click here)

3. From the UK Book depository (click here)

4. Online directly from us (see below)


Unedited Proof (with some typos) NZ$30 [NOTE: This is for sale in New Zealand ONLY], 2nd Print Run (typos corrected) NZ$45


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