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Build and Upgrade:
Talk like Shakespeare is a Timed Quest in which the player has 192 hours to build and upgrade a total of 4 areas with assets and 2 buildings leading up to TOPIC-related rewards. It was released as part of an update on 05.23.2014.
Celebrate Shakespeare's birthday!
The Birthday of a Genius
Shakespeare's 450th birthday is this year. We should celebrate this genius's birthday in Megapolis.
The citizens are asking the mayor to prepare for the celebration
Our city is missing a classical drama theater and a good theater school. The citizens are sure that a public reading of Shakespeare's sonnets could significantly increase his popularity among the youth!
Celebrate Shakespeare's 450th birthday! Build a new theater, Shakespeare Gardens, a Book Store and a Children's Theater School.
Depending on how one plays the game, this quest may require approximately 485 total (for 445 assets) and 540,000 (for building and foundation purchases) to complete fully.
Stage 1 - Shakespeare and the English Language
William Shakespeare was one of the greatest English language writers and playwrights in the world. The literary language of this author enabled the formation of the modern English language.
- Build a Book Store to sell Shakespeare's works and start building a new drama theater.
|Buy the Swan Theater Foundation|
|Build (buy) a Book Store|
- Great job! As a reward, you're getting the materials you need to continue construction. Would you like to tell your friends?
Stage 2 - Shakespeare's Birthday
Shakespeare's 450th birthday is this year.
- Build a theater to hold performances of Shakespeare's plays and create an anniversary edition of Shakespeare's works.
|Build the Swan Theater|
|Complete an Ordering an Anniversary Edition of Shakespeare's Works contract at the Swan Theater
- They say that life is a theater! Try to create a Shakespearean atmosphere in Megapolis.
Stage 3 - Under the Sign of Shakespeare
Shakespeare wrote 38 plays, more than 150 sonnets and 4 poems. His plays were translated into almost every language. Shakespeare is still one of the most popular playwrights in the world.
- Unite all Megapolis residents young and old in the art of the theater!
|Build (buy) a Children's Theater School|
|Complete an Under the Sign of Shakespeare Season Opening contract at the Swan Theater
- The work is complete! As a reward, you get the materials you need to continue construction. You can find them in your Storehouse.
Stage 4 - Shakespeare Gardens
In addition to Shakespeare’s dramas and sonnets, there are also many Shakespeare Gardens in the world. Find out what they are and build one of your own in Megapolis.
- Build Shakespeare Gardens - a special type of garden in which only plants appearing in the maestro's works are grown.
|Buy the Shakespeare Gardens Foundation|
|Build Shakespeare Gardens (Level 1)|
|Complete a Shakespearean Student Festival contract at the Swan Theater
- Have you told your friend's about Shakespeare's birthday celebration in Megapolis? They'll want to hear about it right away!
Stage 5 - Shakespeare's Sonnets
A sonnet is a special kind of poem, usually consisting of 14 lines. Shakespeare's contemporaries called his sonnets sweet as sugar.
- Organize a reading of Shakespeare's sonnets on the streets of Megapolis and give gifts to your friends in honor of the occasion.
|Upgrade Shakespeare Gardens (Level 2)|
|Complete a Shakespearean Sonnets Reading contract the Swan Theater
|Give 3 free gifts to friends|
- You receive Shakespeare's Museum House as a reward. Your friends are worthy of knowing about this great gift. Tell them about it!
Stage 6 - Shakespearean Theater
The first of Shakespeare's plays was supposedly the tragedy of Titus Andronicus. The last of his plays was the drama of Henry VIII, written together with John Fletcher.
- Theater in Shakespeare's age was a little different from the theater we know today. But it can teach us something about theatrical makeup!
|Buy an Exhibition Pavilion Foundation|
|Build an Exhibition Pavilion Frame (Level 1)|
|Accept a Theatrical Makeup Master Class contract at the Swan Theater
- Now you know even more about Shakespeare and his times. Would you like to tell your friends?
Stage 7 - Shakespeare's Manuscripts
Shakespeare's original manuscripts did not survive, but there are still several of his autographs and first editions of his plays!
- Build an Exhibition Pavilion and start exhibiting first editions of Shakespeare's plays.
|Build an Exhibition Pavilion (Level 2)
|Accept a Shakespeare's First Plays Exhibition contract at the Swan Theater
- Great job! Now you need to build a Study Center where people can study Shakespeare's works.
Stage 8 - Shakespearean Center
Why are Shakespeare's works still popular today? After all, they were written over 400 years ago! I think it's because they touch on important and unchanging topics: love, power and passion.
- People will study Shakespeare's works, language and influence on modern culture in the study center.
|Buy a Study Center Foundation|
|Build a Study Center Frame (Level 1)|
- Great job! Finish building your Study Center soon and hold a triumphant celebration of Shakespeare's birthday!
Stage 9 - Shakespeare's Anniversary
Nobody knows for certain that Shakespeare was born on precisely the 23rd of April. Records of little William's birth were not saved. But that's no reason to forget about this genius's birthday!
- 450 years have passed since Shakespeare was born. And today, we'll cut a cake in his honor in Megapolis!
|Build a Study Center (Level 2)|
|Accept a Birthday Cake Cutting Ceremony contract at the Swan Theater
- Great work! It's time to hold a costumed parade in honor of Shakespeare's birthday!
Stage 10 - A Parade of Shakespeare's Times
The Globe Theater was built in London in 1599. It was later destroyed by a fire. In 1997, the Globe was restored using descriptions and the remains of the old foundation found in excavations.
- Upgrade your Study Center and start a costumed parade. You'll get Shakespeare's own theater as a reward!
|Upgrade the Study Center (Level 3)|
|Accept a Costumed Parade contract at the Swan Theater
- Build the Globe Theater in Megapolis to honor the memory of the great literary and drama genius William Shakespeare!
Reward - Talk like Shakespeare
Achievement after Building the Globe Theater
|You've built the Globe Theater and earned the title of Shakespearian. Would you like to tell your friends?|
- ENTER any trivia about the quest here.
- Social Quantum's internal name for this quest is "День Шекспира".
- Social Quantum's ID for this quest is 72860.