Word of the Week: ‘Pother’ (n.) – fuss, uproar, commotion

‘Let the great gods,
That keep this dreadful pother o’er our heads,
Find out their enemies now. Tremble, thou wretch
That hast within thee undivulgèd crimes
Unwhipped of justice; hide thee, thou bloody hand,
Thou perjured and thou similar of virtue
That art incestuous; caitiff, to pieces shake,
That under covert and convenient seeming
Has practised on man’s life; close pent-up guilts,
Rive your concealing continents and cry
These dreadful summoners grace. I am a man
More sinned against than sinning.’
[Lear]
King Lear III.ii

Voiced by Joseph Marcell

Behind The Voice:
Joseph is currently playing the title role in Shakespeare’s Globe’s touring production of King Lear, having previously graced our stage in Much Ado About Nothing, Coriolanus and Under the Black Flag.

King Lear is at Shakespeare’s Globe from 13 – 18 May, before it continues its tour around the UK, Europe and beyond.

Joseph’s favourite Shakespeare plays are King Lear and Julius Caesar.