Today is the 150th anniversary of Australia's bush poet, Banjo Paterson. This scene is as far removed as possible from the landscape he described and yet these two verses from his his poem "Behind the Scenes" published in the Bulletin on 8 April 1893 seem appropriate: -
The actor struts his little hour,
Between the limelight and the band,
The public feels the actor's power,
Yet nothing do they understand
Of all the touches here and there
That make or mar the actor's part,
They never see, beneath the glare,
The artist striving after art.
Shared with Mural Monday.