This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Anthony McCarten outlines the importance of humor and laughter in today’s world. Find out more on our website http://www.tedxmuenchen.de!
Born in New Zealand, London-living Anthony McCarten is an award winning film-maker, novelist and playwright. As a film maker he has written five feature films and has directed two himself. All were screened internationally. Theory of Everything, his latest screenplay, had its world premiere at the 2014 Toronto Film Festival and concerns the lives of Jane and Stephen Hawking. His novels have been translated into 14 languages. He won the 2008 Austrian Youth Literature Prize and was a finalist for the 2008 German Youth Literature Prize. Anthony received early international success with his play Ladies Night. Translated into twelve languages, it remains New Zealand’s most commercially successful play of all time. In 2001, it won France’s premiere theatre award for comedy, the Molière Prize.
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