'Hamlet Z' is a novel by Gil Austin. It takes the story of 'Hamlet' and throws zombies into the mix. The murder of the king and marriage to the queen by Claudius has upset God and caused the natural order of the world to become disrupted. Therefore, the dead rise from the grave to seek revenge of the troubled nation.
According to Austin, there were already supernatural elements in the original story.
"The supernatural elements in 'Hamlet' were already there. The ghost of Hamlet's father haunting the castle is famous, but the seed of the idea for 'Hamlet Z' came from a line in the opening scene, where they recall that 'the sheeted dead did squeak and gibber in the Roman streets' when Caesar died. It struck me that the zombie meme is a perfect metaphor for Hamlet's indecision, his moral paralysis."
According to ShockTillYouDrop.com, 'Hamlet Z' is in pre-production for a stage adaptation. Assembled Productions, LLC is creating set and costume designs, as well as scouting venues.
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