Stewards December 4, 2007Posted by Kim Crow in : Twelfth Night , add a comment
I was very pleased with the description of the role of the steward at the “Life in Elizabethan England” site that I’ve included in the list of resources. I doubt I could describe the role more precisely as these articles:
A print copy of the three links will be available in my Dramaturg’s Black Book.
The role of the steward was honorable; in higher courts it would have been held by a gentleman. I wasn’t able to ascertain how one trains to become a steward. I believe one would work through the ranks as an understeward. I will keep my eye out for more information.
As a Beard of Avon note, The Earl of Derby was Queen Elizabeth’s steward for many years.