Gwyneth Paltrow, Oscar winner for "Shakespeare In Love," is returning to her old stomping grounds, the Williamstown Theatre Festival. Aug. 4-15, the movie actress will star in Shakespeare's As You Like It, playing the heroine Rosalind, who -- much like her character in "Shakespeare" -- dressed up as a man in order to snare her love.
Paltrow began her career at Williamstown in the 1981 production of The Greeks. Other Paltrow performances at WTF include The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Picnic, The Sweet By and By and The Sea Gull. Paltrow's films include "Emma" and "Sliding Doors."
Her mother, actress Blythe Danner, is a mainstay at the Massachusetts summer theatre.
Watch Playbill On-Line for details of the entire WTF season.
-- By Robert Simonson