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Posted by RRC on June 01, 2006

In Reply to: PLAY TO THE GALLERY posted by Yuri on June 01, 2006

: Dear experts,

: Do the expressions PLAY TO THE CROWD (previously reviewed) and PLAY TO THE GALLERY correlate in meaning?

: Thank you,
: Yuri

They are similar, but the gallery refers to the cheap seats (in the back or in the balcony) where presumably the lower class members of the audience can afford to sit. Thus, using methods that are more crude or obvious, rather than sophisticated or high-brow.