Portia: The Best Female Shakespearean Part?
Portia is one of Shakespeare’s best parts for an actress as, apart from being one of the central characters within the main plot of the play; she displays great wit and intelligence. These are assets which none of Shakespeare’s other female roles ever had as women who lived around the same time as Shakespeare, were not considered to have such honourable traits.
Portia has many lengthy speeches,
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aware of her beauty and attraction for me to feel that she was completely likeable and for her to be my favourite character. I preferred Portia’s maid Nerissa in terms of character. Yet I still felt that I would like to play the part of Portia above anyone else as she undoubtedly was the best part for an actress in the play, and was the best part that Shakespeare ever wrote for a woman.