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A play by J. Fletcher, almost certainly his unaided work, printed 1647. The ‘chances’ are the coincidences by which the eloping couple, Constantia and the duke of Ferrara, are brought into a number of complications, from which they are eventually extracted. It is based on one of the Novelas ejemplares of Cervantes. It was adapted by Buckingham (1682) whose version was successfully adapted by Garrick.

Subjects: Literature.

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