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Adam de la Halle

Adam de la Halle ädäN´ də lä äl [key] or Adam le Bossu lə bōsü´ [key], c.1240–1287, French dramatist and poet-musician, one of the great trouvères . Many of his songs and polyphonic motets are preserved, as is the pastoral comedy with music Le Jeu de Robin et Marion (c.1283). Another work, Jeu d'Adam ou de la feuillée (1262), was one of the earliest forerunners of comic opera.

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