"I played Miranda in "The Tempest", and I had to put my head into this rusty bucket, night after night."
A photo of Blanchett as Miranda, sans bucket, from Shakespeare Forever tumbler page:
I was unaware of the purportedly famous bucket head scene in "The Tempest", as compared to the balcony scene in "Romeo and Juliet":
the dagger scene in "MacBeth":
and the fencing scene in "Hamlet":
I first thought this sounded like producers of Blanchett's production of "The Tempest" plagiarized Mystery Science Theater 3000 MST3K goof on "Hamlet" where the cast storyboarded a bucket head version of "Hamlet" @36:45:
"a bucket head 'Hamlet'. The buckets, of course, symbolizing modern man's faceless conformity."
However, doing the math, Blanchett said her production of "The Tempest" was 19 years ago and 2015-19=1996. The MST3K "Hamlet" goof, on the other hand, was produced in 1999:
scouted out obscure Shakespearean productions from around the world to help lend authenticity to their script. Bet Marvin Gaye family lawyers are already on the case:
Robin Thicke: "My lawyers were drunk and high when they allowed me to sue Marvin Gaye's estate." http://t.co/mWDlRHhMGA
— Popehat (@Popehat) September 16, 2014