Posted: 12/01/2014 at 20:37
Some grasses will grow but not the sort you cut and walk on. Millium effusum 'Aureum', Mr Bowles' golden grass, looks great in shade, shines out.
Stipa arundinacea, pheasant grass, now called something else but I haven't updated my mental file. That's good anywhere and does well in shade.
Oryzopsis miliacea, looks good in shade, I'm sure it shouldn't thrive there but it seems to.