To Be Or Not To Be

When the concept of satire or farce comes to the conversation, we rarely think of history.  And that’s really too bad.   It must have been Karl Marx who noticed that history repeats itself.  First as tragedy.  Second as farce.  But we never seem to learn the lessons it offers.  Take Ernst Lubitsch.  He was one of the great storytellers from the early days of the motion picture industry.  As the world watched the frightful oppression of Nazi-invaded Warsaw, Mr. Lubitsch chose to create a farce that he hoped might prevent a tragedy.
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