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I liked Lynette Sheldon's class for what I was learning about acting and when she cuts the crap and teaches she is a very good acting teacher. On the other hand she did not like some of the people in the class including one that I really liked. Lynette hated them is more like it. Watching the way she treated those two students made me feel sick to my stomach. Lynette has problems and I understand why people complain so much about her. Shes indefenceable. I quit after I came home one night and threw up from watching her behaviour. Some people never get the proper kind of help. Lynette is one of them. Best to stay away from this situation.

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    dothetwist Aug 28, 2015
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    I believe Lynette Sheldon has Intermittent Explosive Disorder. it's a psychiatric condition that is characterized by tantrums, loss of control, shouting, overblown reactions to mundane things, and even violence. Does that sound familiar? That's how she behaved around my class. Do not waste your money and patronize this crazy freak's "acting class!" She is out of her mind and need psychotropic medication desperately.

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    havenbay Oct 07, 2014

    It is so creepy to see this about her putting something into somebody's drink! My God! I could never prove it but I believe she did something similar to me. I thought I was having a heart attack after having something she gave me, something she called a health remedy. I have ALWAYS wondered about it, and thought she gave me something harmful, not helpful! She is sick, she hates people who don't fawn all over her, and she didn't like me. Now I feel like this confirms it that she gave me a dose of something, What a pig she is! Stay away from that woman, people! Stay AWAY!

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    dayomia Sep 20, 2014

    Agree that she is a lunatic! She put something in my friend's drink once and almost killed her.

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    Belgravia May 18, 2014

    Agree completely! If you lie down with dogs, you get up with fleas. Stay away from this lunatic and don't give her any money for acting lessons!

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    Melissa10 Feb 27, 2014

    Lynette Sheldon is the worst acting teacher I ever encountered. There was no structure in her class, she was late and she seems to have major emotional issues. I was a student that she didn't like for god knows what reason and she humiliated me in front of the class and made me feel like a piece of nothing. I lost $500 on her course and had to leave after 2 classes as she was a maniac. Please do yourself a favour and do NOT waste your time going to her class. If you ever audit her class, you'll perhaps be able to see a crazy show from her and confirm why you wouldn't want to do her classes.

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    HastingsVIC Feb 09, 2013

    She is a psycho worse than anyone I ever saw before! I am a former student of that maniac Lynette Sheldon. I just found out she has been spreading rumors about me for years and saying I wanted to commit criminal acts against someone I used to know and none of that is true! I don't know how she DARES to say lies like that or how she can live with herself either but she's crazy and she ought to be locked up!!!

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    meridien5590 May 28, 2011
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    How can it possibly get worse?

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    imnotrappaport May 11, 2011

    Are some of you people willing victims? If you are taking lessons from this woman and paying her for lessons then SHE works FOR YOU. You do not work for her. You do not have to put up with her abuse if she thinks you aren't dedicated enough. You paid her. That makes you dedicated enough. You have a right to go to your class at the hour it is supposed to start and find her there ready and willing to teach. If she shows up three hours late that's three hours of your time that she has taken advantage of. Do you get it? She does that, then she's wrong. She shows up three hours late and falls asleep, that's even worse. Was she drunk? As for her talking about murdering her family members during class any one of you who paid her and had to listen to THAT in your class and then came back for more of her lessons must be insane! She belongs in the office of the chief psychiatrist of Bellevue Hospital! You are not helping her by defending her you are allowing her to continue living like a crazy person and get worse.

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    LilFortune Apr 27, 2011

    wow, This is pretty full on.. I don't really care who its about but no one should have a whole page with this much abuse about them on it.
    I only had Lynette for 2 weeks 3 days a week, On the first day she was 3 hours late and fell asleep while a student was talking to her, on the second day she got us to come in early and then was late again, on the third day she started getting angry and having go's at us. And she spent most of the week talking about her friends and family and celebrity gossip... And i have to say, she was on of the most amazing acting teachers Ive ever had. sure shes has problems but shes freaken human for gods sake. If you didn't learn from hear teaching, whatevs everyone learns differently and from different people. but when it comes down to it Lynette has got some amazing ways of opening your eyes and making people see a side to acting they didn't understand. She brought us out of our shells and told us like it was, she was blunt and too the point. sure she had favourites and people she worked with more, but ever teacher in the entire world does that. Its human nature. If your someone who cant stand criticism or doesn't like to improve, sure don't study with Lynette. But if your open minded and keen to learn and expand your acting skills, Lynette is a Great teacher and person.

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    pitythemall Apr 21, 2011

    Holy crap! This is all so sad. I feel really sorry for Lynette.

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    meridien5590 Feb 26, 2011
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    It's so funny you should say that about her being threatened by me. I think she was intimidated by me. People like her usually can't stand anyone who has any sort of faith in themselves! Thank you for your good wishes. I'd love to see Australia some day and don't worry, I know everyone there can't possibly be like your craziest relative. Just please, if you see her coming, CALL THE COPS!!!

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    crazykin Feb 23, 2011
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    She hasnt said what she is mad at cause there is no real reason for it & yes there is alcholics and drug addicts on my other aunts side but they say people in glass houses shouldnt throw stones because I ve heard lynette is a recovering alcoholic herself and she hasnt be a saint through out her life and I can tell one thing for sure none of us have made X RATED movies like LET MY PUPPETS COME for christ sake she is such a hipocrite ! What she really needs to do is have a long look in the mirror at herself but I am sure she already does that (cause she is very vain) but she doesnt see what every one else sees !!! As for our mothers family well gee what happened there was that their father our grandfather left our grandmother during ww2 with 6 kids my mother being the youngest so what I learned is all the children were sent off to different people except my mother this is why they didnt have a bond with each other and I think it was every man for himself and I have heard my grandmother was a hard woman who believe that you made your bed now you have to lay in it and Lynettes mother was a hard woman also and lynette endured many floggings when she was a child and her and her mum never got on right up till the end, my family was also very angry at my mums family when she died but we dont waste our time brooding about it they arent worth it ... I really do believe she is angry about her mums will and maybe stays in touch with our uncle cause he has no children and owns land and probably has money in the bank and she wants it when he dies she is pretty transparent, and she does keep in contact with other people here my sister as she like to stay there when she here so she doesnt have to pay for a place but she cant handle her either she is pretty full on from what I heard, but than maybe she doesnt class her as family cause they arent blood related she is my half sister from my dads first marriage they are the same age and hung out together when they were young thats why I know it ALL anyway thanks for your info atleast someone was honest with me might explain why no one responed to my emails they probably thought I was nutter but I just saw so many comments saying she raves about her family so much I just had to know what was being said, well now I know but I dont think any one here would be very surprised to hear what she saying as we know she is not stable, anyway I hope she didnt scar you to much dont worry the rest of us are quiet normal and I wish you all the luck with your acting career ... you know what they say the the bullied becomes bullies & thats what happened to her if she feels threatened by you she will bring you down but you should take that as a compliment cause that means you are a better person than her and they also they that those who cant do it teach it cause she was a complete failure as a actor and a human being, so take care of your self and if you ever come down under drop us a line we are not all crazy here !!!

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    meridien5590 Feb 22, 2011
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    She didn't really say why she was so mad at her family. She didn't like them but was not too clear on the reasons. They probably just didn't treat her like she was a crown princess!
    What was wrong with her mother and her uncle? Were they autistic or something like that? Oh she did call a lot of her relatives alcoholics and addicts. Please be very very careful around that insane woman!

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    crazykin Feb 22, 2011
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    Meridien5590 & Lorli99 Thankyou very much for responding to my post & WOW what can I say ... But she left Australia in 1969 & when she did she was mad with her mother, but as for the rest of the family I dont know what her problem is but I do think I know why & I think it is because when her mum died in 2002 she never resolved anything with her & her mother left money to everyone in the family & I think this enraged her & heard she was demanding people to give it back but she never said anything to me but to other people in the family I think they are the ones she describes as feral beasts, but who knows really I wouldnt have a clue I was only 9 when she left Australia, the one she talks about who lives with horses is OUR uncle and the reason he lives with horses is because he is emotionally challanged and cant have human relationships he is my mothers brother who my mother begged on her death bed to come & see her but wouldnt neither would her other brother so I dont see why she would like him after all she did write to them at this time telling them off for not seeing my mum and my mother was a good friend to Lynette when she needed help when she was younger and no one else in the family would help her our mothers were sisters and they came from a very disfunctional family and out of bunch my mother was the best of the bunch she always wanted to get close to her family but thay were all closed books My mother was big on family bonds and was her last wish that we stay close and not end up like her family, but what can I do about Lynette I DONT KNOW how do you talk to someone who whats to kill you but finding out what she is mad about would be a start does she give any reasons for wanting us dead as her mother is already dead and I think she was the cause for Lynettes problems not my mothers family but she has other cousins from my mothers other sister & they might be who she is mad with as one one them was executor of her mothers will it could all be over money who knows and extra info you have could be helpful, , , , , , Thankyou

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    lorli99 Feb 21, 2011
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    Meridien5590 has a valid point. It really is creepy to hear this woman carry on like that in class about her family. & Nobody is paying attention or taking it as serious as they should. Sheldon said this about being homicidal re her family to my class as well.

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    meridien5590 Feb 18, 2011
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    I don't want to scare you but I can tell you exactly what Lynette Sheldon says about her family. She says they're feral like wild beasts. She says the only sane one moved to the Outback and lives with horses instead of people. Lynette says when she left Australia she was suicidal and homicidal about her family, that she wanted to [censored] and or [censored]. She used the word kill again and again when she talked about her relatives. She says she went to see a shrink because she wanted to [censored] family and she hated them so much. This is not a joke. She said this several times to the class. It gave me the chills and after I heard it I did not want to resume any more lessons with her after hearing these sick stories of hers. I think her family needs to be very careful if she comes around them. Please be careful. She's nuts, all right, and she might snap someday. She might yet hurt someone, but no one is paying attention to what she says. Mainly I think she belongs in a psychiatric hospital because she still talks about this homicidal rage she has for her family. Can the family have an intervention and try to get her under control before the day comes when they wish they did?

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    crazykin Feb 15, 2011
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    I have to agree with the comments that Lynette is NUTS !!! The reason I know this to be true is that she is a relation of mine and her family here in Australia know all too well about her erratic behavour, Lynette left Australia 42yrs ago as she always wanted to act on broadway but as we all know she never did make it just bit parts in some movies, what I did find very interesting were some of the comments about how she talks a lot about her family and I was wondering if any one could share these stories with me as I am very curious as to what she has said, cause as to my knowledge and know to be true is that she has pretty much alienated herself from most of the family and never came home till 20 something years after she left so how ould she really know anything much except the stories she has made up in her head, but I can tell you this much she does come from a disfunctional family, but to understand Lynette is to know where she comes from she was a only child to a mother who was emotiomally challanged and she grew up in a very sterile enviroment, this is probably why she escaped into the fantasy world of acting so she could be any one but herself and escape her life, I also beleive she was ashamed to be Australian in those early days and has only promoted herself as Australian in recent times I think she really feels Australia to be a back water and a bit beneath her and that we were arent worldly enough for her, what I am really trying to say Lynette only ever thinks of Lynette and she comes first and she will do anything to get what she wants she is a very selfish and vain person who is going to die a very lonely person without any family ...

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    anybodyanonymous Jan 22, 2011
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    She hounds her students to take more lessons, she calls at all hours of the day or night, she pressures them, she drives her students crazy!

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    gee44 Dec 17, 2010

    So the students pay this teacher thousands upon thousands of dollars for lessons then she turns around and abuses select ones? That's crazy!

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    actingaus Nov 30, 2010

    The first post could be nothing far from the truth. Lynette is an amazing teacher. I have studied with her now for over 7 years. Sure, we go to personal places but i've only ever found her teachings to be supportive and nurturing. She is a true professional and with acting you do go to places that can hurt (personally and emotionally) but she is there to guide you and to help you. This person saying bad things about lynette obviously has their own issues to deal with and is just blaming lynette as they don't know how else to deal with them.

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    seriousactor Nov 30, 2010

    I am getting JOBS, callbacks AND many auditions because of her teaching and the work we did together. I have a career now, positive feedback and people ask ME "who is YOUR acting teacher?".. so what soes that say about Lynette?
    Guys- just do the work and leave your 'stuff' at home- that way you can ALSO start your successful acting career!

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    seriousactor Nov 30, 2010

    well i totally disagree with these comments- I have studied with Lynette in 2006 and 2009 and I have grown so much and i have much more confidence in my craft and it is all due to her drive, passion and dedication that she has taught throughout the years.
    If you DO the work she asks and are prepared to be the best actor you can be then i believe you wouldnt be feeling this way- such a shame- Lynette Sheldon is a wonderful, brilliant, unique teacher!

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    Unbeliveable Nov 30, 2010

    wow I have never experienced this with her as a teacher and have been going to learn from her for over 2 years now. I'm wondering whether you actually are talking about the right person. Lynette pushes you to be the best that you can be, if that is something that scares you then of course you are going to react by not liking her but it is really yourself that you have the issue with. Everyone has their own opinion and in this case I have to state categorically that you are wrong about the methods of her teaching and about her extensive knowledge but not having you being taught by her means more time that she can spend with those that actually want to learn and succeed. That said all the best with the journeys that you are on.

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    Not in NY anymore... Nov 27, 2010

    I took "lessons" with LS 14 years ago and not only did she tear into me, but she also encouraged the rest of the class to do so. This was after I approached her before the class and told her I was going through some major personal stuff and that I felt very vulnerable and maybe I should put off doing my exercise. She said no, don't worry. We are all here for you. I never felt more violated because of the months of trust I put into her...not to mention thousands of dollars for "classes". I quit acting after dealing with her craziness. It was almost like every class you'd look around and think doesn't anyone else think she's crazy? Is it just me? I can't believe people are still trusting her and getting hurt. Believe me, if this site was around 14 years ago, I would have written then. Now there are better tools so people can get the real deal on someone who turns out to be an immature vulture. If you want damage to your psyche, check her out...

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    hastalavista Jul 01, 2010
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    There's complaints that she shakes kids down. If she shakes kids down that's criminal behavior. She belongs in Sing-Sing! Send her up the river!

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