Nerissa

Meet Nerissa
Meet Nerissa

From Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice, Nerissa is Portia’s lady-in-waiting and confidante. She marries Gratiano and escorts Portia on Portia’s trip to Venice by disguising herself as her law clerk.

She is also Portia Adam’s new Bloodhound puppy.

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  1. […] This is actually a funny blog post because I only discovered this by mistake while writing out the character profiles over the last month or so. There are very few character names that I really really thought about before naming them: Portia Adams and Nerissa are two that spring to mind right away for example in that I walked around thinking about the best name for my protagonist for some time. I knew her last name had to be Adams based on the canon, but her first name is all mine, and led to the naming of her faithful bloodhound Nerissa. […]

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