Faculty and Staff Profiles
Division of Humanities and the ArtsDepartment
Theatre and Speech
Teaching PhilosophyI 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.
Professor Levin is currently on a leave of absence from CCNY to serve as the Commissioner of Cultural Affairs for the City of New York.
DegreesPh.D. UC Berkeley (English)
BA Harvard University (History and Literature)
Other Training and EducationAmerican Academy of Dramatic Arts (Acting)
Williamstown Theater Festival (Apprentice)
York Theater Company (Management Intern)
Brooklyn Academy of Music
Publications"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
Prizes and AwardsWegman Brother's Professorship (1998-1999)
Pforzheimer Fellowship (1995-1997)
Phi Beta Kappa
DirectorThe Bassett Table
Law for Lovers
Chaste Maid in Cheapside
Arden of Faversham
Women Beware Women
The Knight of the Burning Pestle, UC Berkeley