Word of the Week: ‘Frampold’ (adj.) – disagreeable, bad-tempered, moody

‘Ay, forsooth, and then you may come
and see the picture, she says, that you wot of. Master
Ford, her husband will be from home. Alas, the sweet
woman leads an ill life with him. He’s a very jealousy
man. She leads a very frampold life with him, good
[Mistress Quickly to Falstaff, of Mistress Ford and Ford]
The Merry Wives of Windsor II.ii

Voiced by Fergal McElherron

Behind The Voice:
Fergal returns to the Globe in the role of Peter Quince in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, leading the Mechanicals in their joyfully chaotic performance of ‘Pyramus and Thisbe’.

His favourite Shakespeare play is, after some careful deliberation, Macbeth.

Click here to read more about Fergal’s role and the rehearsal process of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in his Adopt an Actor interview.