He tucked the play under his arm, and clapped his hands gayly; the gentlemen, clustered together behind the scenes, followed his example; the ladies looked at each other with dawning doubts whether they had not better have left the new recruit in the retirement of private life.
cried the gentlemen behind the scenes, as she steadily trampled down one blunder after another.
Miss Garth left her when the overture began, sitting apart in a corner behind the scenes, serious and silent, with her smelling-bottle in one hand, and her book in the other, resolutely training herself for the coming ordeal, to the very last.
Those persons, indeed, who have passed any time behind the scenes
of this great theatre, and are thoroughly acquainted not only with the several disguises which are there put on, but also with the fantastic and capricious behaviour of the Passions, who are the managers and directors of this theatre (for as to Reason, the patentee, he is known to be a very idle fellow and seldom to exert himself), may most probably have learned to understand the famous
So Sylvie took her place as 'Mistress of the Ceremonies,' and Bruno vanished again behind the scenes
, to dress for the first 'Bit.
Lastly, Philippe would perhaps not have taken his brother behind the scenes
of the Opera if Raoul had not been the first to ask him, repeatedly renewing his request with a gentle obstinacy which the count remembered at a later date.
The thought that the real drama of autocracy is not played on the great stage of politics came to me as, fated to be a spectator, I had this other glimpse behind the scenes, something more profound than the words and gestures of the public play.
I had this glimpse behind the scenes, and then Miss Haldin, passing by the young man, shut the door.
But God help all of us and our meal tickets if the audiences could see behind the scenes
I am sufficiently behind the scenes
to know the worth of political life.
The writing isn't spectacular, but the confessional aspect of seeing behind the scenes
will draw readers in.