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Quest Shakespeare and the English Language Quest Shakespeare's Birthday Quest Under the Sign of Shakespeare Quest Shakespeare Gardens Quest Shakespeare's Sonnets Quest Shakespearean Theater Quest Shakespeare's Manuscripts Quest Shakespearean Center Quest Shakespeare's Anniversary Quest A Parade of Shakespeare's Times
Shakespeare and the English Language Shakespeare's Birthday Under the Sign of Shakespeare Shakespeare Gardens Shakespeare's Sonnets Shakespearean Theater Shakespeare's Manuscripts Shakespearean Center Shakespeare's Anniversary A Parade of Shakespeare's Times




Talk like Shakespeare Background


Talk like Shakespeare
Quest Talk like Shakespeare
Objective(s)

Build and Upgrade:

Reward(s)

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.[1]

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.

Requirements

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TIP
Depending on how one plays the game, this quest may require approximately 485 Megabucks sm total (for 445 assets) and 540,000 Coin sm (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.

Tasks:

Build a Book Store to sell Shakespeare's works and start building a new drama theater.
Swan Theater Construction Buy the Swan Theater Foundation
Costs: 30,000 Coin sm or 1 Megabucks sm, 8 Power sm and 5 Water sm
Gives: 120 Experience sm and 2,500 Population Limits cap increase
Book Store Build (buy) a Book Store
Costs: 55,000 Coin sm or 1 Megabucks sm, 18 Power sm and 15 Water sm
Gives: 230 Experience sm and 9,600 Population Limits cap increase upon completion, then 560 Coin sm and 19 Experience sm every 6 hours

Rewards:

Great job! As a reward, you're getting the materials you need to continue construction. Would you like to tell your friends?
  • 50 Experience sm
  • 700 Coin sm
  • 10 x Concrete Blocks Asset Concrete Blocks

Stage 2 - Shakespeare's Birthday

Shakespeare's 450th birthday is this year.

Tasks:

Build a theater to hold performances of Shakespeare's plays and create an anniversary edition of Shakespeare's works.
Swan Theater L1 Build the Swan Theater
Costs:
10 x Concrete Blocks Asset Concrete Blocks (from Stage 1 above)
Gives: 250 Experience sm and 4,200 Population Limits cap increase upon completion
Contract Ordering an Anniversary Edition of Shakespeare's Works Complete an Ordering an Anniversary Edition of Shakespeare's Works contract at the Swan Theater
Requires: Book Store
Costs: 1,000 Coin sm and 15 minutes
Gives: 2,500 Coin sm and 15 Experience sm upon completion

Rewards:

They say that life is a theater! Try to create a Shakespearean atmosphere in Megapolis.
  • 70 Experience sm
  • 900 Coin sm

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.

Tasks:

Unite all Megapolis residents young and old in the art of the theater!
Children's Theater School Build (buy) a Children's Theater School
Costs: 125,000 Coin sm or 3 Megabucks sm, 22 Power sm and 20 Water sm
Gives: 350 Experience sm and 13,000 Population Limits cap increase upon completion, then 850 Coin sm and 21 Experience sm every 7 hours
Contract Under the Sign of Shakespeare Season Opening Complete an Under the Sign of Shakespeare Season Opening contract at the Swan Theater
Requires: Swan Theater
Costs: 1,200 Coin sm and 30 minutes
Gives: 4,300 Coin sm and 30 Experience sm upon completion

Rewards:

The work is complete! As a reward, you get the materials you need to continue construction. You can find them in your Storehouse.
  • 100 Experience sm
  • 1,150 Coin sm
  • 5 x Paving Stone (Venetian) Asset Paving Stone (Venetian)


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.

Tasks:

Build Shakespeare Gardens - a special type of garden in which only plants appearing in the maestro's works are grown.
Shakespeare Gardens Construction Buy the Shakespeare Gardens Foundation
Costs: 65,000 Coin sm or 1 Megabucks sm, 15 Power sm and 13 Water sm
Gives: 280 Experience sm and 5,500 Population Limits cap increase
Shakespeare Gardens L1 Build Shakespeare Gardens (Level 1)
Costs:
5 x Turf Asset Turf
5 x Decorative Stones Asset Decorative Stones
5 x Lawn Trellises Asset Lawn Trellises
5 x Paving Stone (Venetian) Asset Paving Stone (Venetian) (from Stage 3 above)
Gives: 400 Experience sm and 6,000 Population Limits cap increase upon completion and access to Shakespearean Sonnets Reading contract at the Swan Theater
Contract Shakespearean Student Festival Complete a Shakespearean Student Festival contract at the Swan Theater
Requires: Children's Theater School
Costs: 1,600 Coin sm and 45 minutes
Gives: 6,500 Coin sm and 45 Experience sm upon completion

Rewards:

Have you told your friend's about Shakespeare's birthday celebration in Megapolis? They'll want to hear about it right away!
  • 125 Experience sm
  • 2,300 Coin sm

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.

Tasks:

Organize a reading of Shakespeare's sonnets on the streets of Megapolis and give gifts to your friends in honor of the occasion.
Shakespeare Gardens L2 Upgrade Shakespeare Gardens (Level 2)
Costs:
10 x Limestone Asset Limestone
10 x Flower Beds Asset Flower Beds
10 x Sand Asset Sand
10 x Marble Gravel Asset Marble Gravel
Gives: 600 Experience sm and 7,500 Population Limits cap increase upon completion and access to Theatrical Makeup Master Class contract at the Swan Theater, then 980 Coin sm and 24 Experience sm every 7 hours
Contract Shakespearean Sonnets Reading Complete a Shakespearean Sonnets Reading contract the Swan Theater
Requires: Shakespeare Gardens (Level 1)
Costs: 2,300 Coin sm and 1 hours
Gives: 8,900 Coin sm and 65 Experience sm upon completion
Quest Send Gift Goal Give 3 free gifts to friends

Rewards:

You receive Shakespeare's Museum House as a reward. Your friends are worthy of knowing about this great gift. Tell them about it!
  • 160 Experience sm
  • 3,500 Coin sm
  • Shakespeare Museum House
Shakespeare Museum House Costs:
  • Plot 1x2
  • 20 Power sm 18 Water sm

Gives:

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.

Tasks:

Theater in Shakespeare's age was a little different from the theater we know today. But it can teach us something about theatrical makeup!
Exhibition Pavilion Construction Buy an Exhibition Pavilion Foundation
Costs: 90,000 Coin sm or 1 Megabucks sm, 17 Power sm and 15 Water sm
Gives: 300 Experience sm and 5,000 Population Limits cap increase
Exhibition Pavilion L1 Build an Exhibition Pavilion Frame (Level 1)
Costs:
10 x Projector Asset Projector
10 x Foam Glass Asset Foam Glass
10 x Paint Asset Paint
10 x Insulation Asset Insulation
10 x Granite Slabs Asset Granite Slabs
10 x Anchor Bolts Asset Anchor Bolts
10 x Parquet Plank Asset Parquet Plank
5 x Solar Heating System Asset Solar Heating System
Gives: 450 Experience sm and 8,000 Population Limits cap increase upon completion
Contract Theatrical Makeup Master Class Accept a Theatrical Makeup Master Class contract at the Swan Theater
Requires: Shakespeare Gardens (Level 2)
Costs: 3,000 Coin sm and 2 hours
Gives: 16,400 Coin sm and 135 Experience sm upon completion

Rewards:

Now you know even more about Shakespeare and his times. Would you like to tell your friends?
  • 185 Experience sm
  • 5,000 Coin sm

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!

Tasks:

Build an Exhibition Pavilion and start exhibiting first editions of Shakespeare's plays.
Exhibition Pavilion L2 Build an Exhibition Pavilion (Level 2)
Costs:
10 x Channel Asset Channel
10 x Pipes Asset Pipes
10 x Glass Asset Glass
10 x Scaffolding Cover Asset Scaffolding Cover
10 x Steel Cables Asset Steel Cables
10 x Concrete Mixer Asset Concrete Mixer
10 x Hammer Asset Hammer
10 x Nails Asset Nails
10 x Paint Brush Asset Paint Brush
Gives: 650 Experience sm and 10,000 Population Limits cap increase upon completion and access to Shakespeare's First Plays Exhibition contract at the Swan Theater, then 1,250 Coin sm and 26 Experience sm every 8 hours
Contract Shakespeare's First Plays Exhibition Accept a Shakespeare's First Plays Exhibition contract at the Swan Theater
Requires: Exhibition Pavilion (Level 2)
Costs: 3,100 Coin sm and 4 hours
Gives: 30,000 Coin sm and 280 Experience sm upon completion

Rewards:

Great job! Now you need to build a Study Center where people can study Shakespeare's works.
  • 200 Experience sm
  • 6,700 Coin sm

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.

Tasks:

People will study Shakespeare's works, language and influence on modern culture in the study center.
Study Center Construction Buy a Study Center Foundation
Costs: 175,000 Coin sm or 2 Megabucks sm, 20 Power sm and 18 Water sm
Gives: 300 Experience sm and 7,000 Population Limits cap increase
Study Center L1 Build a Study Center Frame (Level 1)
Costs:
10 x Organic Resins Asset Organic Resins
10 x Voltage Regulator Asset Voltage Regulator
10 x Chain-Link Fencing Asset Chain-Link Fencing
10 x Searchlight Asset Searchlight
10 x Scaffolding Asset Scaffolding
10 x Tech Drawing Asset Tech Drawing
10 x Ceramic Granite Asset Ceramic Granite
10 x Electric Plane Asset Electric Plane
Gives: 500 Experience sm and 9,000 Population Limits cap increase upon completion

Rewards:

Great job! Finish building your Study Center soon and hold a triumphant celebration of Shakespeare's birthday!
  • 230 Experience sm
  • 7,800 Coin sm

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!

Tasks:

450 years have passed since Shakespeare was born. And today, we'll cut a cake in his honor in Megapolis!
Study Center L2 Build a Study Center (Level 2)
Costs:
10 x Concrete Slabs Asset Concrete Slabs
10 x Air Extractor Asset Air Extractor
10 x Iron Beams Asset Iron Beams
10 x Bricks Asset Bricks
10 x Insulation Foam Asset Insulation Foam
10 x Gypsum Fibreboard Asset Gypsum Fibreboard
10 x Facade Adhesive Asset Facade Adhesive
Gives: 750 Experience sm and 12,500 Population Limits cap increase upon completion and access to Birthday Cake Cutting Ceremony contract at the Swan Theater
Contract Birthday Cake Cutting Ceremony Accept a Birthday Cake Cutting Ceremony contract at the Swan Theater
Requires: Study Center (Level 2)
Costs: 2,200 Coin sm and 6 hours
Gives: 40,000 Coin sm and 425 Experience sm upon completion

Rewards:

Great work! It's time to hold a costumed parade in honor of Shakespeare's birthday!
  • 260 Experience sm
  • 8,600 Coin sm


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.

Tasks:

Upgrade your Study Center and start a costumed parade. You'll get Shakespeare's own theater as a reward!
Study Center L3 Upgrade the Study Center (Level 3)
Costs:
10 x Plasma Panels Asset Plasma Panels
10 x Polyurethane Asset Polyurethane
10 x Limestone Asset Limestone
10 x Mirrors Asset Mirrors
10 x LEDs Asset LEDs
10 x Roller Asset Roller
Gives: Experience sm and 16,500 Population Limits cap increase upon completion and access to Costumed Parade contract at the Swan Theater, then 1,500 Coin sm and 30 Experience sm every 6 hours
Contract Costumed Parade Accept a Costumed Parade contract at the Swan Theater
Requires: William Shakespeare Study Center (Level 3)
Costs: 3,400 Coin sm and 8 hours
Gives: 54,000 Coin sm and 600 Experience sm upon completion

Rewards:

Build the Globe Theater in Megapolis to honor the memory of the great literary and drama genius William Shakespeare!
  • 300 Experience sm
  • 10,000 Coin sm
  • Globe Theater (see below)


Reward - Talk like Shakespeare

Globe Theater Globe Theater
Requires:
  • Plot 3x3
  • 35 Power sm and 32 Water sm
Gives:


Achievement after Building the Globe Theater

Achievement Shakespearian You've built the Globe Theater and earned the title of Shakespearian. Would you like to tell your friends?
  • Experience sm
  • 30,000 Coin sm
  • Megabucks sm


Trivia

  • 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.

References

  1. SQ Forum: Update 23.05.2014

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