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To Be or Not to Be (1942)

Presented by Commonwealth Shakespeare Company and Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline MA

Mar 10 2022
To Be or Not to Be (1942)

Shown from left: Carole Lombard, Jack Benny, Charles Halton in To Be or Not to Be (1942). Directed by Ernst Lubitsch. Photo Credit: Photofest ID: Black and white image of woman leaning on shoulder of man in military uniform as they look at a man in a suit.

Shakespeare Reimagined: Bringing His Stories to the Screen

To Be or Not To Be at the Coolidge
Join Commonwealth Shakespeare Company and Coolidge Corner Theatre for the next event in our “Shakespeare Reimagined” series, Ernest Lubitsch’s 1942 film, To Be or Not To Be. Produced during the height of Germany’s power in World War II, the film is a bold, comic high-wire act that manages to balance political satire, romance, slapstick, and suspense. Following the screening there will be a discussion and Q&A moderated by Cheryl Eagan-Donovan, an

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To Be or Not To Be takes place on Thursday, March 10 at 7:00 at the Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard Street in Brookline. For more information, including accessibility and COVID protocols, or to purchase tickets visit

Contact: 617-734-2500


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Coolidge Corner Theatre

290 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446


    • Open Caption

Please note this screening will include Open Captioning. If you have questions about accessibility or would like to make any disability related accommodation requests, please email 

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