William-Parry

Character aesthetics
His Dark Materials
by Philip Pullman [2/?]: Will Parry

“You said I was a warrior. You told me that was my nature, and I shouldn’t argue with it. Father, you were wrong. I fought because I had to. I can’t choose my nature, but I can choose what I do. And I will choose, because now I’m free.”

Is anyone going to talk about how Will is literally a Boss™?

-Stands up to Ice Bear KING to stop the destruction of a town and succeeds

-Keeps his cool while being chased by a psychopathic angel and a murderous golden monkey dæmon

-When a group of fifty or more children of different ages chase him ( they have GUNS) and Lyra into a temple he CUTS the stairs leading up to them with the subtle knife and the stairs collapse under the weight. When a few get up there anyway and a boy approaches him he’s 100% ready to brawl

-Earlier when the same kids were about to kill a cat he stepped in, stopped them and almost fought the guy leading the group of children

-He fights a fully grown man, ends up loosing two fingers in the process and wins the subtle knife

-He finds his dad in the dark and fights him until he realizes who he is

-He beats the shit out of the kids harassing his mother when she walked out of the house scantily clothed and didn’t know what she was doing

-He accidentally killed one of the men that stalked him and his mother by knocking him over causing him to fall onto a table and crack his skull

-After all this, he admits that he doesn’t even like being violent and only fights because he’s forced to

-He’s only 12 at the time

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backstory + will parry

Will  was the son of John Parry, an explorer, and of Elaine Parry, a woman who suffered from apparent mental problems including obsessive-compulsive disorder and paranoia. Will failed to remember his father, a former Royal Marine, who had not been heard of since he vanished on an expedition to the Arctic, and who we later learn had wandered into another world and was unable to find his way back.

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I love how the extended backstories in the Dear White People allow the new actors to make the characters complex and distinctive.

The Arctic Council by Stephen Pearce. An imagined meeting of Britain’s big names in arctic exploration planning a search for Franklin. A portrait of the missing Franklin hangs on the wall. The silver haird man standing in the rear looking detached from the meeting is James Clark Ross. William Parry is on the left pointing to a map Geroge Back is holding. Both James Clark Ross and Francis Crozier served in the arctic under Parry, where the two had forged a friendship. Ross had been the admiralty’s first choice for command of the ill fated expedition, but he had rejected the offer. Crozier’s final letter to Ross expresses a guarded disappointment of the decision.

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I love the Groundhog Day family!

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Big River at the Wells Fargo Pavillion

Starring Ben Fankhauser, Phillip Boykin, Rich Herbert, Lizzie Klemperer, James Michael Lambert, Mary Jo Mecca, William Parry, Angelina Sark, Jeff Skowron, Jennifer Leigh Warren, and others.

Stephen Sondheim - YouTube Pro-Shots

A Little Night Music  (New York City Opera 1990 with George Lee Andrews, Sally Ann Howes, Maureen Moore, Michael Maguire, Regina Resnick, Kevin Anderson, Beverly Lambert, Susan Terry and Danielle Fredland)

Full show

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Company (2011 New York Philharmonic Concert Pro-Shot with Neil Patrick Harris, Stephen Colbert, Katie Finneran, Patti LuPone and Jon Cryer

Full show

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Into the Woods (Original Broadway Cast Pro-Shot with Bernadette Peters, Chip Zien, Joanna Gleeson and Kim Crosby)

Full show

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Pacific Overtures (Original Broadway Cast Pro-Shot with Mako (in the lead role as the Reciter), Soon-Teck Oh, Yuki Shimoda, Sab Shimono, Isao Sato, Alvin Ing, Ernest Harada, James Dybas, Mark Hsu Syers, Patrick Kinser-Lau, Ernest Abuba, Larry Hama, Jae Woo Lee, Freddy Mao, Tom Matsusaka, Conrad Yama, Timm Fujii, Haruki Fujimoto, Freda Foh Shen and Gedde Watanabe)

Full show

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Passion (Original Broadway Cast Pro-Shot with Marin Mazzie, Jere Shea, Gregg Edelman, Tom Aldredge, Francis Ruivivar, Marcus Olson, William Parry, T. J. Meyer, John Antony, Donna Murphy, Andy Umberger, Linda Balgord, Christopher Peccaro and Colleen Fitzpatrick

Full show

Full show with commentary

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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street - In Concert (2001 Pro-Shot with George Hearn, Patti LuPone, Neil Patrick Harris, Timothy Nolen, Davis Gaines, Lisa Vroman, Victoria Clark , John Aler and Stanford Olsen)

Full show

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Sunday In The Park With George (Original Broadway Cast Pro-Shot with Mandy Patinkin, Bernadette Peters, Barbara Bryne, Judith Moore, Brent Spiner, Charles Kimbrough, Dana Ivey, Robert Westenberg, William Parry, Cris Groenendaal, Nancy Opel, Mary D'Arcy, Danielle Ferland, Melanie Vaughan, John Jellison, Kurt Knudson, Sue Anne Gershenson and Michele Rigan)

Full show

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Sondheim at 80 - BBC Proms (2010 with Bryn Terfel, Maria Friedman, Simon Russell Beale, Dame Judi Dench, Julian Ovenden, Caroline O'Connor, Daniel Evans and Jenna Russell)

Full show

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Sondheim! The Birthday Concert (2010 with Bernadette Peters, Patti LuPone, Audra McDonald, Elaine Stritch, Marin Mazzie, Donna Murphy, Mandy Patinkin, George Hearn, Michael Cerveris, David Hyde Pierce, Joanna Gleason and Victoria Clark)

Full show

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Sondheim: A Celebration at Carnegie Hall (1992 with Kevin Anderson, George Lee Andrews, Ron Baker, BETTY, Harolyn Blackwell, Peter Blanchet, Boys Choir of Harlem, Betty Buckley, Patrick Cassidy, Glenn Close, Daisy Egan, Victor Garber, Jerry Hadley, Bill Irwin, Mark Jacoby, Michael Jeter, Madeline Kahn, Beverly Lambert, Jeanne Lehman, Dorothy Loudon, Patti LuPone, Carol Meyer, Liza Minnelli, Maureen Moore, Richard Munez, James Naughton, Caroline Page, Eugene Perry, Herbert Perry, Bernadette Peters, Billy Stritch, Susan Terry, Bronwyn Thomas, The Tonics, Blythe Walker and Karen Ziemba)

Full show

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If I find any more I will add them to the list!

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And I know you hate your job, and you don’t have many friends. I know sometimes you feel a little uncoordinated, and you don’t feel as wonderful as everybody else, and feeling as alone and as separate as you feel you are… I love you.

Robin Williams as Parry in The Fisher King (1991)