Susan Hiller is our pick of the week, with not one but two exhibitions opening in London. There's also an international flavour to this week's Arts Ahead: Russian ballet, American dance, images from Communist East Germany and your last chance to see Japanese fashion at the Barbican. | By Zoe Craig
David Farr's production of King Lear, the last in the Royal Shakespeare Company's current London season, is a mix of successes and failures. Despite excellent acting, there's little light to be found in this perennially gloomy play... | By Zoe Craig
As You Like It is one of the Bard's comedies that ticks several Elizabethan mirth-making boxes; love at first sight, cross dressing, plain speaking fools and flirty freedoms when courtly townspeople head out to the countryside. Director Michael Boyd has added a dash of darkness to the proceedings too... | By Zoe Craig
Friends, Londonists, commuters,
Lend me your eyes.
I come to praise Caesar, not to bury it.
The good that men do lives on after them,
Their works oft inspire and amaze.
So let it be with Shakespeare… | By Franco Milazzo