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Adam de la Halle ( 1231-1288 )

Adam de la Halle lived during the thirteenth century.

He has been acknowledged as the most famous of the poet-musicians, often referred to as trouveres.
His homeland was France and he helped music develop during the Middle Ages.
Adam de la Halle is associated with the play he entitled the Jeu de' Robin et Marion. It not only was a play, but a play with Music!
He could be considered a father of some types of opera, his opera style type play was well ahead of its time, as operas did not come into fruition for another 500 years.