Episode 3: Angelina & Machado


Expanding the Canon

In the third episode of our webinar series Expanding the Canon – and in honour of Black History Month – SIR’s Artistic Director Rodrigo Beilfuss and actor-playwright-in-residence Jessica B. Hill discuss the transformative works of American journalist, teacher, playwright, and poet Angelina Weld Grimké, and Machado de Assis, a pioneer Brazilian novelist, poet, playwright and short story writer, widely regarded as the greatest writer of Brazilian literature – and whom Harold Bloom called “the greatest Black writer in Western literature”. Enjoy!

Click HERE to watch on our YouTube channel.

Expanding the Canon is a series of conversations between Jessica and Rodrigo, as they host guests and discuss the urgent theatrical need to expand our sense of what constitutes the ‘Classical Canon’ in the 21st century.

You can watch the first two episodes HERE for free!

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