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Stately, slow 'Royal Affair' brings forgotten romance to life ★★★
In the late 18th century — as America was on the cusp of revolting to free itself from the tyranny of arbitrary rule by people born to privilege and laws, medicine and freedoms constrained by religious superstition — Europe was, state by state, wrestling with many of the same issues. It was the Enlightenment, the Age of Reason, and if it's a sketchy historical period for most Americans, the Danish drama "A Royal Affair" makes a stately, entertaining way of bringing us up to speed.
By Roger Moore, McClatchy Newspapers
November 8, 2012