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The following year, the family flush with Mrs. Patrick’s success, Patrick returned to England in poor health and poorer fortunes. His state ensured that Mrs. Patrick would continue on the stage to support her family in the comfort to which they had become accustomed. She performed in generally well-received plays by François Coppée, Henrik Ibsen, Maurice Maeterlinck, Arthur Wing Pinero, Victorien Sardou, William Shakespeare, and Richard Brinsley Sheridan.
Mrs. Patrick continued her stage career, dabbling in Hollywood productions and lecturing on acting and voice until the end of her life in 1940, when she passed away in France. Mrs. Patrick is particularly remembered for her role as Eliza Doolittle in Pygmalion, a part written for her by George Bernard Shaw, with whom she also had significant correspondence.
- I. Letters to Mrs. Patrick Campbell
- II. Other letters
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Campbell, Patrick, Mrs., 1865-1940, recipient. Letters to Mrs. Patrick Campbell from others, 1893-1929: Guide.
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