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Adam de la Halle (c. 1235–c. 1288)

Adam de la Halle (ä-do‘ de lä äl). A French poet and composer; born at Arras, about 1235; died at Naples, about 1288. He is sometimes called “Le Bossu” (the Hunchback), apparently a family name. His satirical farce, ‘The Play of Adam, or The Play in the Arbor’ (1262), and the pastoral drama, ‘The Play of Robin and of Marion,’ stand at the beginning of the history of secular comedy.