I used this presentation project to teach the prologue's characters. The students were assigned one character (anywhere between fifteen to thirty lines) that they had to research and study and then teach the class as a whole. I didn't spend a lot of time on this activity (one day in the lab) because of the make up of my class; you could add several days of research to fit the specific needs of your students.
I told students to take notes at their own discretion because they could use whatever notes they took on the quiz. This quiz is available for free in my shop but you could always make your own.