Sarah Bernhardt and Mrs Patrick Campbell in Pelleas and Melisande, Vaudeville Theatre, London, 1904. V&A.
Sarah Bernhardt invited Mrs Patrick Campbell to repeat her 1898 success as Melisande in Maeterlinck’s romance Pelleas and Melisande, this time opposite Sarah herself as the male Pelleas. This photograph of them is signed by Bernhardt. Mrs Campbell had to learn to act in French (‘How dared I?’ she later wondered), but the chemistry between the two made for a great success.