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Uploaded on May 17, 2011
http://www.bbc.co.uk/offbyheart In April 2011 BBC launched Off By Heart Shakespeare - a performance contest for 13-15 year olds to be filmed for a BBC Two documentary.
We challenged 10 celebrities to perform one of the speeches from the Off By Heart Shakespeare set speech list. In this clip Lenora Crichlow (Being Human) plays Portia, from The Merchant of Venice, and argues the case for mercy in justice.