The Word of the Week is ‘Carcanet’ meaning jewelled necklace. Are you looking to treat someone this Valentine’s Day, be it friend, family or loved one? We have a beautiful range of jewellery  in the Globe Shop.

Word of the Week: ‘Carcanet’ (n.)- jewelled necklace

So am I as the rich, whose blessed key
Can bring him to his sweet up-locked treasure,
The which he will not every hour survey,
For blunting the fine point of seldom pleasure.
Therefore are feasts so solemn and so rare,
Since, seldom coming, in the long year set,
Like stones of worth they thinly placed are,
Or captain jewels in the carcanet.
So is the time that keeps you as my chest,
Or as the wardrobe which the robe doth hide,
To make some special instant special blest,
By new unfolding his imprison’d pride.
Blessed are you, whose worthiness gives scope,
Being had, to triumph, being lack’d, to hope.

Sonnet 52

Voiced by Mark Kane

Mark is going to play Launcelot Gobbo in The Merchant of Venice, this year’s production for Globe Education’s annual Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank, opening at Shakespeare’s Globe on 6 March.

Created specifically for 11-16 year olds, this fast-paced, exciting production retains Shakespeare’s language and will appeal to people of all ages.  Find out more here and visit our microsite here