The Word of the Week is…germen. The word appears in King Lear’s speech, which has been chosen today because of all the rain we’ve been experiencing!


Word of the Week: ‘germen’ (n.) – seed, life-forming elements

‘Blow, wind, and crack your cheeks! Rage, blow,
You cataracts and hurricanes, spout
Till you have drenched the steeples, drowned the cocks!
You sulphurous and thought-executing fires,
Vaunt-couriers to oak-cleaving thunderbolts,
Singe my white head; and thou all-shaking thunder,
Smite flat the thick rotundity of the world,
Crack nature’s mould, all germens spill at once
That make ingrateful man.’

King Lear, Act III, scene ii

Voiced by Mica Lawrence

Behind the voice: Mica is our new Marketing Assistant, she started at the Globe last week.

Her favourite Shakespeare play is Romeo and Juliet.