Nathalie Larsen was a free and emancipated woman, who practised the ideas and concepts stemming from the Modern Breakthrough as an actress, author, and private person. She lived together with the poet Gustav Wied from 1887 to 1890, married the Norwegian actor Valdemar Lippert in 1891, and divorced in 1905. She was involved as a writer, actress, and administrator in Strindberg's attempt to create an alternative total theatre at the close of the 1880s. Her few works consist primarily of one-act plays, which use clever, Impressionist dialogue to compress the erotic game into a single situation. Her literary debut work was the one-act play I Mørkningen, 1884.