Lantern Theater Company
Measure for Measure (2019)
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Illumination Education Program

Filmed Plays from the Lantern Archives:
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Charles McMahon

This spring, we are offering teachers the opportunity to stream filmed versions of select Shakespeare plays from the Lantern Theater Company production archives – at no cost to you or to your school.

We know this school year is unique, and we want to support you and your students while we are still unable to come together in person. Our production of Measure for Measure was professionally filmed with a live theater audience in April 2019, and is best enjoyed by grades 9 and up. Our company of professional actors brings Shakespeare's stories vividly to life, making this curricular material exciting and engaging for students. We invite you and your students to participate in this unique opportunity to support your classwork with the energy and artistry of our unrivaled Shakespeare productions.

If you have any questions, please contact M. Craig Getting, Education Director, at or 215.829.9002 x104. To request access to the filmed production for your classroom, please complete this access request form.
This live performance of Lantern Theater Company's mainstage production of MEASURE FOR MEASURE was professionally filmed in April 2019 at St. Stephen's Theater in Center City Philadelphia.
Shakespeare in American Communities is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest
Leadership support for Lantern Theater Company's education programming is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and the William Penn Foundation.

Best Enjoyed By
9th Grade and up

Relevant Class Subjects
English, Language Arts, Theater Arts, Classics

We can provide –

William Penn Foundation
  • Free Access to the Performance: You will receive a private link and password to the filmed performance, allowing you to stream Measure for Measure directly to your classroom.

  • Free Study Guide: Our shareable study guide includes helpful background information about the play, thought-provoking questions, and fun student activities. Lesson plans meet national and state standards in Reading, Writing, Speaking, Language Arts, and Theater Arts.

  • Free Q&A with the Cast: At your request, we can also schedule a live post-show talkback on Zoom (or the platform of your school's choice) with Lantern Education Director Craig Getting, Measure for Measure director Charles McMahon, and select actors from the play, depending on availability.

  • Customized Options for Virtual and Hybrid Classrooms: If your classroom is a hybrid of in-person and remote instruction, we can provide you with additional materials as necessary to ensure access to all students in your classroom – including access for students to stream the play from home.
How can we serve your classroom's specific needs?

Pictured: Claire Inie-Richards in Measure for Measure (2019). Photo by Mark Garvin.
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Header Photo: Paul L. Nolan, Sally Mercer, and Charles McMahon in Copenhagen (2018); Charlie DelMarcelle, Anthony Lawton, Jered McLenigan, and Brian Anthony Wilson in The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (2019); Anthony Lawton and Paul L. Nolan in The Craftsman (2017); and Bi Jean Ngo and Peter DeLaurier in The Tempest (2018). Photos by Mark Garvin.

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