Andrew Levine did generally good work in this course. He was an infrequent participant in section discussions, but when he spoke his observations were perceptive and well-judged. His written work was uneven in quality. His ideas were imaginative and insightful, but not always clear in expression. Each paper contained at least one very acute observation that revealed a creative critical approach and independent thinking, but the connections between his ideas were sometimes vague and disjointed. He performed well on most of the quizzes. His work on the final exam revealed a lively engagement with all of the plays we studied.
Course description: A study of four plays—A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Merchant of Venice, Othello, and Measure for Measure—and Sonnets; three papers, four quizzes, and a final exam.