Adam de la Halle

(c. 1240—1288)

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(b Arras, c.1245; d Naples, ?1288 or in England after 1306).

Fr. trouvère, poet, and composer. Wrote in all genres current in 13th cent., both monophonic chansons and polyphonic motets. Few biographical facts known. Probably studied in Paris, returning to Arras c.1270. His Le jeu de Robin et de Marion, probably written for Fr. court at Naples, anticipated the genre of opéra‐comique.

Subjects: Literature.

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