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You probably wouldn't expect to find a retired Air Force pilot doing pirouettes and dancing around a classroom of young teenagers to get them excited about Shakespeare.
But Donald Huston, a ninth grade English teacher at Chickasha Junior High School in Oklahoma, has never been conventional.
"I think some people are a little fearful of Air Force majors, just like others are fearful of learning Shakespeare," he says. "I'd like to think I take the fear out of both those things."
For 20 years, Huston flew B-52 planes around the world and lived in exotic locales such as Guam, Thailand, and Japan. When he retired in 1991, "Shakespeare"--a nickname he …