National Geographic : 1963 Jul
Sir Alec Guinness, in Richard the Third, opened the theater in 1953. Every one of the 2,258 seats was occupied the night I saw John Colicos in a gay and polished performance of The Tempest. This summer the Stratford Shakespearean Festival is presenting Troilus and Cressida, Comedy of Errors, and also one of the Bard's rarely performed works, Timon of Athens, in a modern-dress version with an original score by jazz composer Duke Ellington. "Underground" Route Led to Ontario Before the Civil War several thousand Negro slaves escaped to southern Ontario. The Reverend Josiah Henson, regarded as the hero of Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin, came to Dresden. His descend ants and those of other former slaves still live in this quiet town an hour's drive northeast of Detroit. Ten years ago I asked one of Henson's de scendants to have coffee with me at a Dres den restaurant. "I'm sorry, ma'am," he said, "but I can't. That's for white folks." Embarrassed, I asked him to show me Henson's grave. On the way he told me something of his own story. "My great-great-grandfather, I guess it was, came over by the Underground Railroad." He referred to the system by which fugi tive slaves from the Southern States were passed from secret station to secret station on their flight to freedom in the North. KODACHROMES() NATIONALGEOGRAPHICSOCIElY Hands clasped, face aglow, a girl watches Britain's Queen Mother, a visitor to Toronto. Ankle-deep in grass, Queen Mother Eliza beth walks the infield at New Woodbine Race Track, Toronto, to greet the winning jockey in the 1962 Queen's Plate. Industrialist E. P. Taylor, owner of the winner, accompanies her.