POSTPONED | Lunchtime Talk with Toby Zinman | Last Man Standing: Iago and the Problem of Evil in Shakespeare’s Othello

Date / Time

  • March 17, 2020
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm


2008-2010 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19103, United States

Othello, Shakespeare’s thrilling investigation of catastrophic jealousy, leaves us with the last man standing: Iago and the problem of evil. In the very center of the play (III,iii), Iago tells Othello,

“O! beware, my lord, of jealousy:
It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock
The meat it feeds on”

As we contemplate this monster, we discover bit by bit how jealousy is the play’s engine; everyone is driven by this tragic rage.  We will investigate in this Lunchtime Talk with Toby Zinman, chief theater critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Lantern Theater’s production of Othello runs March 12 through April 26.  Reading and/or seeing the play is encouraged, but not mandatory, to join this program.

(Image: Ira Aldridge as Othello)

Sponsored by Lenore Steiner and Perry Lerner.


About Lunchtime Talks at The Rosenbach

Enjoy In Conversation Programs at midday with leading scholars, artists, and authors talking about their work. Tea sandwiches and light refreshments included. Seating is limited; advance registration is strongly recommended.