ADAM DE LA HALE
\ˈadəm də lˌa hˈe͡ɪl], \ˈadəm də lˌa hˈeɪl], \ˈa_d_ə_m d_ə l_ˌa h_ˈeɪ_l]\
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A French poet and composer; born at Arras, about 1235; died at Naples, about 1287. Nicknamed the Hunchback of Arras, although he was not deformed. His satirical extravaganza, "The Play of Adam, or The Play in the Arbor" (1262), constitutes the earliest comedy in the vulgar tongue; while the pastoral drama "The Play of Robin and of Marion" may be looked upon as the earliest specimen of comic opera.
By Charles Dudley Warner
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- in a very painful manner; "the progress was agonizingly slow" In an excruciating manner.