Traditionally, there are no actual written scripts for the Mak Yong Theatre. The texts, referring to scripts and songs, are handed down orally, similar to most Asian traditional theatre. However, when Mak Yong was adopted into the academia, scripts began to exist mainly for teaching and studying purposes. There are two textual concepts in the play. 'Ucap Tetap’ are fixed dialogues whereby the texts are standardised in all the plays utilising old classic Kelantanese language and is not colloquial. The other textual concept are non-standardised dialogues and songs that could be varied by the actors. The latter textual concept could consist of simpler texts based on current street language which is less formal in nature.