The Word of the Week is ‘blood-boltered’. It seems a fitting adjective as we prepare to welcome Titus Andronicus to the Globe – arguably Shakespeare’s most brutal play. It means hair matted with blood/tangled bloody knots of hair.

Word of the Week: ‘blood-boltered’ (adj.) hair matted with blood, tangled bloody knots of hair

For the blood-boltered Banquo smiles upon me
And points at them for his.

Macbeth, IV, i

Voiced by Katherine Spencer

Katherine is currently on work experience at the Globe.