Very few Danish writers as Gustav Wied have been convincing as both prose writer and dramatist. Novel and short story writer Wied portrayed dazzling and satirical the Danish provinces with its eccentrics and dreamers and gave us the immortal characters such as customs officer Knagsted, senior teacher Clausen and the exasperated Thummelumsen. The playwright Wied mastered the popular comedy to the fingertips, but was also a vigorous innovator of the theater, most notably the so-called "SATYRSPIL", among which "DANSEMUS" stands as a strange artistic refinement and experimental peak in his writing.