"Legend has it that Nero fiddled while Rome burned - but in the ART production of Racine’s Britannicus, he strums a Stratocaster instead . . ."
Carolyn Clay's lede in the Boston Phoenix of 1/30:
"According to legend, Nero fiddled while Rome burned. In Racine’s Britannicus, as rendered by American Repertory Theatre (at the Loeb Drama Center through February 11), he plays an insistent electric guitar . . ."