Lily Climenhaga

Lily Climenhaga
Currently working on a PhD in performance studies as part of a joint program between University of Alberta and Ludwig-Maximilian-University (Munich). Hailing from the Edmonton area, Lily completed her BA in Drama and History at the U of A in 2013 and her MA in Drama in 2015. When she isn’t doing dramaturgy for various productions at the university and around the city, Lily is running away to Germany. The focus of her research is contemporary playwrights and directors in Germany. When Lily isn’t flying off to Germany or buried in a pile of books she is busy teaching little ninjas at a local karate school.

William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is ridden with references to nature and specifically weather. Why did Shakespeare think it was important to have his...