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Dr. Brian Ray

Fine Arts and Communication
Professor of English and Theatre; Interim Department Head

Conger 321
(229) 391-4969

Professor of English / Instructor of Theatre

Interim Dept. Head – Department of Fine Arts and Communication

Course Schedule, Fall 2014

HUMN 2221 (CRN: 20117) Western World Humanities I TR 8:00-9:15 am King 7
THEA 1100 (CRN: 20050) Theatre Appreciation TR 11:00-12:15 pm Conger 319
THEA 1100 (CRN: 20051) Theatre Appreciation TR 12:30-11:45 pm Conger 319
THEA 1101 (CRN: 20052) Theatre Workshop TBD TBD

Office Hours, Fall 2014           

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

Theatre Appreciation (THEA 1100)

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Western World Humanities I (HUMN 2221)

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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)


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. 


THEA 1100


» Syllabus – Spring 2014

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.

HUMN 2221


» Syllabus – Spring 2014

Western World Humanities I – This course is designed to foster in the student some knowledge and appreciation of literature, music, painting, sculpture, and architecture in the following art periods: Ancient, Greek, Roman, early Christian, Romanesque, Gothic, and Renaissance.

THEA 1101

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 include performing in the production, building sets, constructing costumes, lighting, stage manager, assistant director. Permission of the instructor required.

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.