Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.

Favart

Favart, Charles Simon (1710-1792), a French dramatist, born at Paris. His first work to be performed was La- Chercheusc d'Esprit (1741). In 1745 he became director of the Opera Comique.and managed to offend other theatres, whose jealousy raised many obstacles in his path. Another noted play of his was Le Coq du Village. He is looked on as the creator of French serio-comic opera, and his works were collected into 10 volumes in 1810. In 1809 his Memoires et Correspondence was published.