The Merry Wives of Windsor (~1596) by William Shakespeare

An interesting spin-off from Shakespeare’s histories, namely “Henry IV”, carrying over the character of Falstaff and some of his friends into a comic outing. Apparently Shakespeare was compelled to write the play after the Queen loved the character of Falstaff so much in the “Henry IV” plays that she wanted another play with Falstaff, pronto.…

Zootopia (2016)

“Zootopia” is a surprisingly deft take on modern race relations for a children’s animated film. Between this and “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”, Disney in 2016 really surprised me with pushing beyond their usual envelope. The animation, voice acting, and music are all what you’d expect from Disney, top-of-the-line stuff, but the writing really…