Unformatted text preview: • German production competes with American imports 3. What is one reason Stalin did not approve of Shostakovitch’s Lady Macbeth of the Mstensk District? The portrayal of women in it. 4. What are the racial issues behind Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess? African Americans were concerned that the opera might stereotype them as people who lived in poverty, took drugs, and solved problems with violence. 5. What is a use of a sidewalk? Safety. 6. What was the Entartete Kunst exhibition? It was an assembly of works for the purpose of clarifying for the German public by defamation and derision exactly what type of modern art was unacceptable to the Reich, and thus “un-German.”...
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- Winter '08
- Berlin, Meaning of life, Porgy and Bess, naked Venus