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The play The Hector of Germany (1615) was oublished with just "W. Smith" on the title page. Scholars have long guessed that this might be the Wentworth Smith who was writing plays for Philip Henslowe 10-15 years earlier. However recent research makes a strong case that the play is really by William Smith "the Herald". Probably it is best to leave it as just "W. Smith".