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Shadowlands - Full Length Play, Drama


William Nicholson

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Full Length Play, Drama

6m, 2f, 1boy(s)

ISBN: 9780573693137

Winner! 1990 London Evening Standard Award, Best New Play

"Engrossing, entertaining ... literate, well crafted and discreetly brilliant."- N.Y. Post

"I loved it." - WNBC-TV

"Poignant, powerful, intelligent theatre, witty and e…

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Full Length Play



Winner! 1990 London Evening Standard Award, Best New Play

Winner! 1990 London Evening Standard Award, Best New Play
This West End and Broadway hit is the love story of C.S. Lewis - Oxford don and author of The Chronicles of Narnia and The Screwtape Letters - and American poet Joy Davidman. Jack Lewis is smug in his convictions about God and His plan for the world until Joy and her young son enter his life and the bewildered theoretician of love in the abstract finally confronts its direct presence.
"Engrossing, entertaining ... literate, well crafted and discreetly brilliant.- N.Y. Post

"I loved it."" - WNBC-TV

"Poignant, powerful, intelligent theatre, witty and extraordinarily written." - WABC-TV



6m, 2f, 1boy(s)


William Nicholson

William Nicholson was born in 1948, and grew up in Sussex and Gloucestershire. He joined BBC Television, where he worked as a documentary film maker. His plays for television include Shadowlands and Life Story, both of which won the BAFTA Best Television Drama award in their year; other award-winners were Sweet As You Are and The March. In 1988 he received the Royal Television Society’s Writer’s ... view full profile

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Brad Lepp 12/29/2014 10:32 AM
A wonderful drama that invites us on an emotional journey filled with highs and lows, deeply felt and full of humour. It is also beautiful film with Anthony Hopkins, but the stage play is superior. I saw it with Charles Dance on the West End, and was reminded about how funny the play can be.

Sort of an unfortunate title, but otherwise, highly recommended.
Michael Taylor 10/2/2014 7:03 AM
A play with all the elements that engage an audience from the first page and make them think, laugh and cry.
Each character is clearly defined through their words and, as in a jigsaw, every word is important in allowing the audience to build a picture of Jack's world into which Joy arrives and changes.
The flow from scene to scene is superb.
There is even an essential hint of the magic of Narnia provided just for Douglas, or could it be more than magic?
The audience are with Jack all the way as he grapples his long-held religious beliefs.
Fabulous and will be my next direction.
Deanne Eldridge 6/24/2014 8:54 PM
Very well told on stage.  Accurate and engaging. Interesting characters and a well-paced story line.

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