Shapiro’s Comic Translation Debuts April 15-17

A translation by Norman Shapiro, professor of romance languages and literatures, will be given its world premiere on April 15, 16, 17 at Harvard University. The play, translated from Eugène Labiche’s comedy, is titled “PATER OMNIPOTENS (OR A SUITOR UNSUITED).” Shapiro also will be lecturing in the Boston University Translation Seminar series on April 16 on “Tour de Farce: On Translating French Comedy.”