1.Sanskrit Plays used for Kutiyattam
according to an oral tradition many plays have been popular on the
stage, the total mumber of acts prepared for the stage being seventy two. But
some of them are not in use now. A list of given below.
These three are traditionally reported to be popular.
We have no evidence. A Reference in Natankusa indicates that Sakunthala was
not used by Cakyars.
These were once popular
, but is not used by Cakyars now . Mantranka, the third act of pratinja is still
very much populalr.
These are the plays which are still
among the Chakyars . Of these Bhagavadajjuka and Mattavilasa
are prahasanas. Svapnavasdatta was not used for a long time but recently was
presented on the stage at the initiative of Late Sri. Mani Madhava Chakyar. Attakatha
of Balivadhanaka has been wweekly performances of Kuiyatam.