This modernised text was produced by Elaine Hobby from her edition for Volume I of The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Aphra Behn, for the Canterbury Players for their production in 2024, and used by the Canterbury Commemoration Society as the basis for a script Stewart Ross made for a public reading in St Peter’s Anglican Church, Canterbury. In modernising it, Elaine largely updated spelling and punctuation, but also occasionally substituted modern words for 1671 ones. As long as this origin in acknowledged, anyone is welcome to use this script for any purpose, but a 1671 copy must be checked if accuracy is essential.

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