Flatter, Richard, b. Vienna, April 14, 1891, d. Vienna, Nov. 5, 1960, translator, author, trained lawyer. After training in stage direction with M. Reinhardt and attempts at writing his own poetry, turned to translating Shakespeare's sonnets and dramas. In 1938 emigrated to England, but was deported to Australia. He later lived in the USA and returned to Vienna in 1953.
Works#K. Kraus als Nachdichter Shakespeares, 1933; Weg und Heimkehr, 1937; Shakespeares Dramen, 6 vols., 1952-1955; Shakespeares Sonette, 1957.
Literature#S. M. Patsch, Oe. Schriftsteller im Exil in Grossbritannien, 1985.