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6 Portia Shakespeare Monologues

Here are 6 female Shakespeare monologues of the character Portia from the play The Merchant of Venice.  More Shakespeare Audition Monologues.

1. The Merchant of Venice

Character: PORTIA

Location: Act I, sc. 2

First line: If to do were as easy as to know what were good to do, chapels had been churches and poor men’s cottages princes’ palaces.

2. The Merchant of Venice

CharacterPORTIA

Location: Act III, sc. 2

First Line: Away, then! I am lock’d in one of them: If you do love me, you will find me out.

3. The Merchant of Venice

CharacterPORTIA

Location: Act III, sc. 2

First Line: You see me, Lord Bassanio, where I stand, Such as I am: though for myself alone I would not be ambitious in my wish, To wish myself much better;

6 Portia Shakespeare Monologues for Female Actress

4. The Merchant of Venice

CharacterPORTIA

Location: Act III, sc. 2

First Line: I pray you, tarry: pause a day or two Before you hazard; for, in choosing wrong, I lose your company: therefore forbear awhile.

5. The Merchant of Venice

Character: PORTIA

Location: Act III, sc. 4

First line: They shall, Nerissa; but in such a habit, That they shall think we are accomplished With that we lack.

6. The Merchant of Venice

CharacterPORTIA

Location: Act IV, sc. 1

First Line: The quality of mercy is not strain’d, It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven Upon the place beneath: it is twice blest;

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