Shadow and Act is a collection of essays by African American activist Ralph Ellison, author of The Invisible Man. The collection's title is a reference to the essay The Shadow and the Act, a critique of William Faulkner's Intruder in the Dust and an exploration of stereotypes of Black Americans in media. The collection was highly influential in the Civil Rights world of the 1960s and helped to shape much of its academic and literary impact.
Shadowlands is the story of beloved fantasy author C. S. Lewis and his marriage to American writer Joy Gresham. The play charts Lewis's reassessment of his own moral compass as the simple rules of Christian forgiveness and steadfastness by which he has lived break down in the wake of Joy's cancer diagnosis. Eventually he is able to begin coping, but not before radically reforming the way he thinks and acts in the presence of grief.
The Shadow Box is the story of three terminal patients at a secluded hospital, all of whom have agreed to sit for a series of psychological interviews. The three live in cabins, the titular Shadow Boxes, on the hospital grounds. Their neuroses and their feelings about their impending deaths are probed in depth during the interviews, which serve as frame devices for the characters to expound on their pasts and on their motivations.