"To Be or Not To Be": Film at the Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives

Start Date: March 05 2013 - 01:00 PM

End Date: March 05 2013 - 03:00 PM

Category: Community

Location: Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives


The world is on the brink of war…but the show must go on. So Joseph Tura the Polish actor who put ham in Hamlet, stares beyond the floodlights and says: “To be or not to be.”

That is the question as well as the classic in which director Ernst Lubitsch, whose witty Lubitsch touch had stylishly lampooned sex and wealth, now took on a new target: Nazism. The story centers on a Warsaw theatrical troupe that outwits Nazi occupiers by playing the roles of (and for) their lives. Jack Benny stars as Tura, underplaying hilariously. Carole Lombard is zany and radiant as his alluring wife. Typical of Lubitsch, gem-sprinkeled ensemble has opportrunities to shine.

Website: http://www.qcc.cuny.edu/khrca/films.asp

Contact Name: Arthur Flug

Contact Phone: 718-281-5770

Contact Email: AFlug@qcc.cuny.edu

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