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Dr. Brian Ray

Fine Arts and Communication
Professor of English and Theatre

Conger 321
229. 391.4969
bray@abac.edu
ABAC 20


Professor of English / Instructor of Theatre

Course Schedule, Fall 2015

ENGL 1101 (CRN: 20592) Composition I TR 9:30-10:45 am Conger 317
ENGL 1102 (CRN: 20601) Composition II MW 5:00-6:15pm Conger 316
THEA 1100 (CRN: 20430) Theatre Appreciation TR 11:00-12:15pm Conger 319
THEA 1100 (CRN: 20431) Theatre Appreciation TR 12:30-1:45pm Conger 319
THEA 1101 (CRN: 20510) Theatre Workshop F 4:00-4:50pm Conger 319
THEA 1102 (CRN: 20509) Fundamentals of Acting MW 3:30-4:45pm Conger 316

Office Hours, Fall 2015           

Mon. 9:00-12:00 noon AND 2:30-3:00 pm
Tues. 2:00-3:00 pm
Wed. 9:00-12:00 noon AND 2:30-3:00 pm
Thurs. 2:00-3:00 pm
Fri. 9:00-12:00 noon                                                                                                   
and other times by appointment

Theatre Appreciation (THEA 1100)

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Professional Information

D.A., Middle Tennessee State University, 2001 (English – Old and Middle English and Renaissance Literature)
M.A., University of South Dakota, 1996 (English)
B.A., Yankton College, 1980 (Theatre Arts)

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Though studying English, or many other subjects in college, may not directly make you a better nurse, forester, car mechanic, doctor, pilot, or whatever, the ideas that you are asked to consider while doing so should not be dismissed lightly. If we are to be successful human beings, proactive in our existence, and not just moving through life looking for the next paycheck, the next meal, or the next significant other, then we need to be able to think critically, to think about the world, to look for answers and evaluate what we find. That’s where higher education leads, at least as a first step. 

Resources

THEA 1100

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Theatre Appreciation – This course provides an introduction to the art of theatre with an emphasis on its historical development. It also provides an overview of major personalities, conventions, literary and performance achievements, architecture, technical processes and equipment, etc. in world theatre, along with an examination and discussion of representative plays from major eras. It is also a survey of the basic elements and theories of theatrical production with special consideration of theatre as an artistic experience.

THEA 1101

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Theatre Workshop – This class involves hands-on active participation in current theatre production. Requires a minimum of 25 hours devoted to production-related assignments. Activities can include performing in the production, building sets, constructing costumes, assisting with lighting and sound, stage manager, assistant director.

Baldwin Players

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The Baldwin Players is the theatre performance organization at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. It provides an opportunity for students, faculty, staff, and community members to experience and enjoy live theatre.