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The Merchant of Venice: the character of Portia
Actress Lenora Crichlow playing Portia from 'The Merchant of Venice' discusses her personal interpretation of the role. She explains the significance of a contemporary setting of a modern-day court and touches on the meaning of some of the language. Extracts from Portia's speech from Act 4 Scene 1 are used to illustrate her points about language and characterisation.
In conjunction with the study of 'The Merchant of Venice',
When analysing the character of Portia,
When analysing the relationship between Portia and Shylock,
When studying the meaning of Shakespearean language,
When studying Act 4 Scene 1.
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