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Sannata drama

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    • Dappinata drama
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    • found: The Oxford companion to Indian theatre, 2004(Sannata ("small/little theatre"): an umbrella term for various small-scale Kannada theatre forms of north Karnataka; the adjective refers to the relative scope and the degree of stylization. Previously called Dappinata after the dappu, a small drum used in performances, Sannata got its present name as a contrastive coinage to Doddata, the "large-scale" Bayalata variant of eastern Yakshagana. Scholars have identified at least three kinds of Sannata plays according to themes used--Vishnu legends, Siva legends, and contemporary issues. The best example is Sangya-Balya ("Sangya and Balya"), the most popular Sannata text.)
    • found: 87902771: Shankar, M. Sannata : minor folk-plays of north Karnataka, 1986.
    • found: India country study guide. Volume 1, Strategic information and developments, 2012, viewed in Google books, Mar. 30, 2016:p. 103 (The folk theatre of Karnataka, Bayalata (open air theatre) has derived its form from religious rituals; Dasarata, Sannata, Doddata, Panjata and Yakshagana are the five types of Bayalata commonly performed; Sannata, or the small play, is an improvisation of the Dasarata. Sannata has a full length story that spans around six hours, instead of several small stories; almost all the villages in Karnataka have their own troupe; unlike the Yakshagana, Doddata and puppet plays, Sannata brings the folk theatre to the social plane)
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