Division of Humanities and the ArtsDepartment
Theatre and Speech
Prof. Levin is currently on a leave of absence from CCNY to serve as the Commissioner of Cultural Affairs for the City of New York. Teaching Philosophy I work from the dual perspective of a theater artist and a literary critic. I value and encourage the physical, vocal and emotional skills that are essential to the art of acting; I also nurture analytical and interpretive skills that make theater vivid and urgent for actors and audience members alike. Above all, I try to teach "theatrical literacy" -- the ability to engage with a play as both a literary work and as a script.
BA Harvard University (History and Literature) Ph.D. UC Berkeley (English)
"Unmasquing Epicoene: Jonson's Dramaturgy for the Commercial Theatre" in New Perspectives of Ben Jonson, ed., James Hirs; AUP, 1997. Critical introduction and commentary on Thomas Middleton's The Triumphs of Honour and Industry in The Collected Works of Thomas Middleton, ed. Gary Taylor; Oxford UP
Other Training and Education American Academy of Dramatic Arts (Acting) Williamstown Theater Festival (Apprentice) York Theater Company (Management Intern) Brooklyn Academy of Music Prizes and Awards Wegman Brother's Professorship (1998-1999) Pforzheimer Fellowship (1995-1997) Phi Beta Kappa Director The Bassett Table Law for Lovers Gallathea Chaste Maid in Cheapside Arden of Faversham Epicoene Women Beware Women The Knight of the Burning Pestle , UC, Berkeley